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Now is the time to commemorate service, sacrifice of WWI veterans

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June 16, 2017

‘‘The next round of the program opened June 5, 2017, with grants of up to $20,000 available to support projects which commemorate World War I,’’ Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said.

APPLICATIONS will soon open for the next round of the ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program.

The program was one of a number designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of WWI veterans and their communities and to educate Victorians on the realities of the war.

‘‘The next round of the program opened June 5, 2017, with grants of up to $20,000 available to support projects which commemorate World War I,’’ Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said.

‘‘Projects can include new memorials, one-off community events, local community education projects and the preservation of World War I history.

‘‘Local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions are all eligible to apply and I would encourage any interested groups to consider making an application.

‘‘I would be more than happy to provide a letter of support for grants applications in the Murray Plains electorate.’’

Mr Walsh said another way people could acknowledge the wartime efforts of WWI veterans was by taking part in the ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project.

‘‘Schools, historical societies, RSL members, and interested individuals can take part in the project which is taking place over the ANZAC centenary period,’’ he said.

‘‘As part of the project, Victorians are being asked to research people from their municipalities and provide proposals to their local councils such as the renaming of a road, geographical feature or locality.

‘‘Not only will the ground work done by individuals in pulling together important local history possibly result in a road, street, feature, or locality being named in honour of the ANZAC centenary, but the history will be recorded online for future generations.’’

For more information on the grants program visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au

For more information on the naming project visit www.propertyandlandtiles.vic.gov.au/naming-places-features-and-roads/anzac-commemorative-naming-project

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