Shire of Williams receive Anzac centenary funding

6/10/2014

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has congratulated The Shire of Williams on successfully obtaining $3,300 from the Australian Government’s the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

The funding was made available by the Australian Government to support local projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.

Mr Wilson said the Shire of Williams’ application to establish a permanent memorial to recognise those who lost their lives and to provide a suitable location for the hosting of future services such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, demonstrated wide community support.

“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program enables communities to support commemorations at the local level by giving them the opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for generations to come.

“This grant will complement the wider series of commemorative activities that have been developed throughout our electorate,” Mr Wilson said.

Across the country $125,000 was made available to each federal electorate for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programs.

“At the closing of applications, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was overwhelmed with the number of applications received from all electorates across Australia.

“I would like to thank the members of the electorate committee who assisted me in developing an approach for commemorating the Anzac Centenary in O’Connor, their hard work has made these activities, through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, a reality.”

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program. More information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.

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