$43,808 IN ARMISTICE CENTENARY GRANTS PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Sharon Bird today announced the successful applicants for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP).

The ACGP is a one-off electorate-based grants program with funding for each electorate to support community projects commemorating the end of the First World War.

Sharon Bird said that the grants would help local successful RSL sub-branches, schools and community groups to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

“I am very pleased that these local organisations have been successful in their applications and I look forward to seeing their projects on completion.

Organisation

Amount

Purpose

Helensburgh RSL Sub-Branch

$3,500

Install a District Honour Roll for display in the memorial precinct at Charles Harper Park.

Mt Kembla Mining Heritage Inc

$4,979

Install interpretive signage at the First World War Memorial Grove and publish a small book acknowledging the contribution of First World War soldiers connected to Mt Kembla.

Warrawong Public School

$3,400

Creative a commemorative garden in the school grounds as a feature for the school’s Anzac Day and Armistice Day activities.

Woonona-Bulli RSL Sub Branch

$31,929

To display specific World War 1 memorabilia inside the RSL sub-Branch rooms with new display cabinets.

Install new lighting for the sub-Branch room to display all memorabilia to its best advantage.

Produce an Order of Service for the Remembrance Day Commemoration which explains some of the details of battles, the conditions ordinary servicemen and women (nurses etc) were serving under during WW1.

To send out invitations to members of the community and prominent people to attend the service.

Provide lunch and beverages on the day.

Provide the services of a lone piper.

To advertise the commemoration in local, and community papers. Local radio and television interviews.

To clean and refurbish the Memorial dedicated to service in WW1.

Landscape and improve the area surrounding the Memorial.

Replace flagpoles at the Memorial.

Use of contractors to provide the aforementioned services (install lights, landscaping etc).