Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today announced funding of $8,797 for the Barham community to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.

The ANZAC Centenary grant will be used by the Barham and District RSL for the installation and display of a memorial plaque and military memorabilia.

The funding will also be used to help present an art exhibition by Barham High School students entitled ‘what does the ANZAC Centenary mean to me’.

Ms Ley says “across the country $125,000 has been made available to each federal electorate for community and ex-service groups and I am delighted with the ideas and range of projects which have been awarded funding in Farrer”.

“I would also like to express my appreciation to the members of my local ANZAC Centenary Committee who assessed and assisted many of the applicants with their nomination; their hard work has certainly helped these projects become a reality during this very important year of commemoration”, Ms Ley concluded.

The Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s 2015 ANZAC Centenary program.