Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, today announced that five local organisations have secured funding under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

Kandos RSL Sub –branch will receive $6,172 to purchase a display cabinet for First World War memorabilia, Aberdeen RSL Sub-branch with Aberdeen Lions Club will receive $7,940 to restore and upgrade the Aberdeen RSL War Memorial, Cessnock West Public School will receive $3,715 to develop a Memorial Garden, Holy Spirit Primary School will receive $2,588 to install an Anzac Memorial and Murrurundi & District Arts Council will receive $9,910 for the launch and promotion of “Honouring Anzacs within the Local Classroom and Community”

“I congratulate all organisations for their hard work in ensuring that the contribution of Australian Defence Force members is recognised and remembered,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

The Centenary of ANZAC in 2015 will be one of the most significant national periods of commemoration in our nation’s history. Up to $125,000 in each electorate was available to support Centenary of Anzac projects in the Hunter electorate.

The Local Hunter Electorate Committee finalised and reviewed all the Hunter electorate applications earlier this year and forwarded their recommendations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for consideration.

Further funding announcements will be made in coming weeks.

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