Member for Farrer Sussan Ley today asked interested local communities across the electorate to consider applying for Australian Government funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

Marking the official end of Australia’s Anzac Centenary Program, applications for the grants will open next month to help support projects or activities in our region which will commemorate the end of the First World War.

Ms Ley said “the Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018 is one of the most important remembrance periods in our history, allowing us to properly acknowledge service men and women from all conflicts who fought for a just and secure peace”.

“One-off grants from $3,000 are available, and I encourage anyone in Farrer who wants to contribute to this significant moment in our nation’s history to submit an expression of interest through my office.”

“An independent local committee will assess each application to ensure we commemorate this centenary with the respect and prominence it deserves”, Ms Ley said.

$7.5 million has been allocated to acknowledge this historic day* through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, allowing a total funding amount of $50,000 to each of Australia’s federal electorates.

The Anzac Centenary Program commenced with the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first convoy of ships to the First World War. It concludes by marking the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, on Remembrance Day 11 November 2018

For full details on the grants, including eligibility criteria link here – please call 1300 303 203 or email [email protected] if you wish to lodge an Expression of Interest in the programme.