Community and ex-service organisation groups in Indi are set to receive a funding boost to remember their town’s military heroes in their own unique way.
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said $5000 will go towards supporting projects at Rutherglen ($1260), Wahgunyah ($2000) and Bandiana ($1826) as part of the Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program.
“These communities are proud of our military history and this grant funding will enable them to commemorate military service in the region in a respectful way through new signage or re-vitalise signage already installed,” Senator McKenzie said.
“This includes money for Rutherglen Primary to install plaques at the school dedicated to past students who served in the Vietnam War.
“The Wahgunyah Progress Association will repaint the `Lest We Forget' sign and fence at the Wahgunyah Cenotaph, and the Vietnam and Associated Veterans Club will repaint the Vietnam Avenue of Honour signs as you approach the Bandiana Army Base.
“Congratulations to the communities that will receive funding to deliver these projects which highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.”
Senator McKenzie said the grants were part of more than $265,000 in Saluting Their Service grant funding being delivered to projects across Australia to commemorate Australia’s wartime heritage.
“I encourage community and ex-service organisation groups here in North East Victoria and right across the state to apply for funding for their projects and activities through the next round of Saluting Their Service grants,” she said.
“The memory of our brave service men and women will live on through these projects, helping to leave a lasting legacy in communities by educating future generations of Australians.”
Applications can be submitted on the Saluting Their Service Commemoration Program page on the Community Grants Hub https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/