Armistice Day grants close soon

Next year marks 100 years since the end of WW1, and the federal government is funding projects to commemorate it.
Next year marks 100 years since the end of WW1, and the federal government is funding projects to commemorate it.

Applications close this Friday, October 27 for New England community groups to get a share in $50,000 of Australian Government funding to commemorate next year’s 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War.

Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, encouraged groups, individuals and organisations to apply for a share of the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

“This is $50,000 for use in our communities across the New England to mark what will be a historic occasion,” Mr Joyce said.

“I would like to hear of any project ideas that are currently being considered to commemorate the end of the First World War in the local community.

“Grant funding from $3000 may be available to organisations such as yours for eligible projects.”

Australia paid a heavy price for its involvement in the First World War in terms of lives lost. More than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.

Expressions of interest should be lodged in writing with the New England electorate office at PO Box 963, Tamworth, 2340. More information is available at www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.