State government community grants to go out for ANZAC Centenary, says Redlands MP

Redland community organisations are being encouraged to commemorate the Anzac Centenary this year, with $1.2 million in grants available from the Queensland government.

COOCHIE CALLING: An ANZAC Day reenactment last year on Coochiemudlo Island featuring WWI stretcher bearer John Simpson and his donkey and nurses.

COOCHIE CALLING: An ANZAC Day reenactment last year on Coochiemudlo Island featuring WWI stretcher bearer John Simpson and his donkey and nurses.

Redland MP Kim Richards said the government wanted to helping communities remember Queensland’s role in WWI, as well as other significant military anniversaries.

“With 2018 marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice and the end of the first world war, local groups can apply for Anzac Centenary grants to help commemorate this important milestone,” Ms Richards said.

“The Anzac Centenary grants program has supported a range of projects, with recent recipients rejuvenating war memorials, restoring a commemorative bell tower and supporting an Armistice Day Ball.

“With funding of up to $80,000 available, I encourage community groups to apply for these grants to help keep the Anzac spirit alive 100 years on.”

The Anzac grants include two funding programs.

The final round of the Lasting Legacies grants program, offering grants between $20,001 and $80 000, is open and will close January 28.

Round five of the Spirit of Service grants program, offering grants up to $20,000, is also open and closes March 4.

For more information, to apply for a grant or for other details visit qld.gov.au/anzac100.