STATE GOVERNMENT GRANTS
The Victorian Government is committed to working with and supporting local communities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War (2014 – 2018) and to create a lasting legacy for future generations.
There are a range of Victorian Government grants to support your Anzac Centenary project. For more information on which Grant is most applicable to your project, refer to the Victorian Veterans’ Grants overview. If you are a member of a Victorian Cemetary Trust, a dedicated grant program is available from the Department of Health.
The Victorian Government, through the Veterans Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet, has established the Victoria Remembers Grant Program, which builds on the successful Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program, to help communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assist projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.
The Victorian Veterans Council has established a community grants program to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.
The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program offers funding to eligible organisations for projects that:
- commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War I veterans and their communities: or
- inform and educate Victorians about the experiences of World War I veterans and their communities.
The program supports local projects in Victoria and is separate from and will complement other Anzac Centenary grants programs delivered by the Victorian Government and/or the Commonwealth Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
Victorian communities keen to renew or repair their local war memorials can now apply for funding from the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour grants program. This program has been expanded to take in Avenues of Honour to enable Victorian towns and cities to prepare for the Anzac Centenary. In addition, the ceiling for these grants has been raised to $20,000 to ensure that Victorian memorials and honour boards – in main streets, service clubs, schools, town halls or wherever they are to be found – are in good order as Victoria marks the centenary of the First World War.
The Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program assists and encourages communities across Australia to undertake their own Anzac Centenary projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War. The Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is responsible for administering the program.
The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary program through which funding of up to $125,000 is available for each Federal Member of Parliament to support projects in their electorate commemorating the First World War.