Local organisations are being encouraged to apply to share in more than $1.8 million in funding available over the next year to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, Chris Whiting said.
Mr Whiting said the Queensland Government was committed to preserving the Anzac legacy for future generations, with groups in the area able to apply for grants of up to $80,000 to commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War.
“The Queensland Government is supporting a range of initiatives to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, including the Spirit of Service and Lasting Legacies grant programs,” Chris Whiting said.
“These grant programs are open to local groups and organisations, with RSL’s, parents and friends associations, sporting clubs and not for profits groups all welcome to apply.
“It’s important to honour the legacy of our Anzacs and these grants help our local communities to keep the memory of the brave men and women who served in the First World War alive,” he said.
The Spirit of Service grants program provides funding for projects up to $20,000, while the Lasting Legacies grants program provides funding between $20,001 and $80 000.
Chris whiting said there were numerous ways to honour the service and sacrifice of Queenslanders through these grant programs, from traditional approaches to new and engaging projects.
“Previous grants have been awarded for the display of military memorabilia, the development of phone apps, books, guided tours and even plays,” he said.
“With the latest rounds of the Spirit of Service and Lasting Legacies grant programs now open, I encourage local groups and organisations to apply.”
The current round of Lasting Legacies grants program closes 20 August 2017, and the current round of Spirit of Service applications will close on 15 October 2017.
For more information or to start an application, visit www.qld.gov.au/anzac100 or call 3003 9170.