Opportunities to celebrate Euroa’s WWI history
31 May 2017
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Applications will soon open for the next round of the ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the program was one of a number designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War One (WWI) veterans and their communities and to educate Victorians on the realities of the war.
“The ANZAC centenary stretches between 2014-2018 and there have been some wonderful projects and events right across the Euroa electorate which have paid tribute to WWI veterans and their sacrifices,” Ms Ryan said.
“The next round of the program opens June 5, 2017, with grants of up to $20,000 available to support projects which commemorate World War I.
“Projects can include new memorials, one-off community events, local community education projects and the preservation of World War I history.
“Local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions are all eligible to apply and I would encourage any interested groups to consider making an application.
“I would be more than happy to provide a letter of support for grants applications in the Euroa electorate.”
For more information on the grants program visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au.
Ms Ryan said another way people could acknowledge the wartime efforts of WWI veterans was by taking part in the ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project.
“Schools, historical societies, RSL members, and interested individuals can take part in the project which is taking place over the ANZAC centenary period,” Ms Ryan said.
“As part of the project, Victorians are being asked to research people from their municipalities and provide proposals to their local councils such as the renaming of a road, geographical feature or locality.
“Not only will the ground work done by individuals in pulling together important local history, possibly result in a road, street, feature, or locality being named in honour of the ANZAC centenary, the history will be recorded online for future generations.”
For more information visit www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/naming-places-features-and-roads/anzac-commemorative-naming-project