Applications have been called from individuals and organisations across Ballarat and region for grants to help fund projects specifically proposed to mark the Centenary of ANZAC in 2015.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, today announced the membership of a local committee which will work with applicants and the wider community to assist the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in the consideration of all applications.
Final decisions on successful applications will be made by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.
“This is a really important process and we have established a committee with a broad representation from across the Ballarat and regional community,” Ms King said.
The Committee is:
Mr Frank Hurley AM (Community and education); Mr Simon Jacks (Ballarat Library); Ms Angela Carey (Media); Mr Jeremy Johnson (Tourism and business); Mr Aaron van Egmond (Hepburn Shire); Ms Wendy Baker (Education); Mr Danny Colgan (Moorabool Shire); Mr Garry Snowdon (ANZAC specialist); Mr Bill Bahr (RSL; Ex POW Memorial); Ms King.
Ms King said it was now important that all those considering an application work quickly to complete it and submit it to her office for consideration by the Committee.
“There is $100,000 to be distributed in every Federal Electorate in Australia and funding will be available from the first of next month.
“It is important that applicants take account of the assessment criteria and guidelines. My office and the Committee will assist in that process.
“The input of the local community is a key in this grants program and that is why each Federal MP and the committee’s selected by them will provide important input into the assessment of proposals.
“We wish applicants well in the preparation of their applications,” Ms King said.
For further information and to see the guidelines and application forms go to http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/index.htm or contact Ms King’s office at 5 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Ph: 53388123.