ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Recipients Announced

Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird has today announced the first round of recipients of the ANZAC_1.jpgANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

“I am really pleased to announce that a total of $44,500 has now been awarded to local organisations under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program” Ms Bird said. 

“This Program was established under the former Labor Government to assist and encourage communities across Australia to undertake projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War.”

“I am delighted to see some worthwhile local projects have received funding under this program such as the building of a First World War Memorial at St Therese Catholic Primary School, the restoration of the Wollongong Cenotaph at MacCabe Park as well as two local commemorative services and a street parade. 

“$125,000 was made available for each Federal Electorate for projects commemorating the First World War, with more than $84,000 in funding yet to be announced. I will place updated information on my website as soon as I am advised of their approval by the Minister.”

The website address is:http://www.sharonbird.com.au/anzaccentenarygrants

List of successful projects:

 

Name of Applicant

Successful Project

Total Grant

Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee

Hold two commemorative services and a street parade as part of Centenary of ANZAC in the Illawarra

$11,795

Wollongong City Council

Restore the First World War Memorial in Balgownie

$1,950

Wollongong City Council

Restore the First World War Memorial at “Slacky Flat” Bulli

$10,650

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Sub-branch

Replace pavers at Thirroul First World War Memorial

$3,600

Wollongong City Council

Restore the Wollongong Cenotaph / War Memorial in MacCabe Park, Church Street, Wollongong

$13,690

St Therese Catholic Primary School

First World War Memorial at St Therese Catholic Primary School

$1,818

St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School

Commemorative Plaque

$1,000

Total:

 

$44,503

 

7 November 2014