Two Ballarat organisations have received grants totalling more than $3,500 under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service program, Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, announced today.
The grants are:
• $2,000 for the Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust to publish a booklet of profiles and stories of service personnel from the region who served during the First World War and are interred in, or commemorated on, graves in two Ballarat Cemeteries;
• $1,562 for the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum two buy two wall partitions to display memorabilia at its museum and assist with administration costs for the opening of a First World War exhibition.
Ms King said Saluting Their Service aims to honour the sacrifice and services of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
“The program also promotes appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping our nation,” Ms King said.
“It is designed to preserve our wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of activities and projects.
“It is great to know that more of our local organisations have benefitted from these grants and it will definitely enhance opportunities for a greater appreciation of the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.”