16 January 2023

Senator for Tasmania
Chief Government Whip in the Senate



Anne Urquhart, Senator for Tasmania, is encouraging community groups on King Island, the West Coast and across the North-West to apply for funding for projects under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program which closes on 7th February.

Community organisations across Australia have the opportunity to share in more than $1 million in grant funding to recognise veterans and preserve Australia’s military history in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

The grants have been awarded to more than 80 community groups and ex-service organisations, schools and councils for important local projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Saluting Their Service is an ongoing national grants program, with applications for the current round now open and closing at 9pm on 7 February 2023.

To submit your application or for more information please visit the GrantConnect website.

Quotes attributed to Anne Urquhart, Senator for Tasmania:
“Saluting Their Service grants provide much needed funding to organisations committed to honouring the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel and preserving our military history.

“This year, Australia is also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of our involvement in the Vietnam War and I encourage any organisations thinking about conducting a commemorative project to mark the anniversary to make an application.

“These grants are providing opportunities in Braddon with the South Riana Memorial Hall Committee being a recipient from the last round of grants.

“I encourage community organisations and schools to apply.

“These grants can be used for building new memorials and restoring existing ones but there are also many other types of projects included in the criteria such as digital production, printing and publishing, research and commemorative entertainment.”

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