Member for Hunter, the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP encourages the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
The grants program announced in November this year will provide support for projects or activities in 2018 that commemorate the end of the First World War.
Expressions of interest applications are now open with submissions due by 5pm Friday 15 December 2017.
“Every electorate across Australia will receive up to $50,000 for local projects that appropriately commemorate the end of the war 100 years ago,” Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon said.
“One-off grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available and I encourage all those in the Hunter who want to contribute to a significant period in our nation’s history to submit an expression of interest to my office.
Members of Parliament will be required to consult their community organisations or create a new Community Consultation Committee, whose role will be to seek the community’s views on how best to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice locally.
“The Committee will also assist me in reviewing all proposals before an application is submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.
Expressions of interest in the grants can now be lodged with my office by going to my website at www.joelfitzgibbon.com/grants. More information on the Program is available at www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.