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Commemorative grants fund 66 local community projects

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Source: The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced more than $160,000 had been awarded to 66 community projects honouring Australia’s wartime history.

Mr Tehan said the projects, funded under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program, played an important role in community commemorations.

“It’s vital we ensure that the contribution of all those who have served our nation, and continue to do so, will be remembered and appropriately honoured,” Mr Tehan said.

“These grants enable communities across the nation to build and preserve memorials and undertake community awareness and education activities to help educate younger generations about Australia’s wartime history.”

Under the Community Commemorative Grants category of the program, up to $4,000 is provided for an individual project. 

A list of grant recipients in each state is attached. All figures are GST free.

For more information about the Saluting Their Service program, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Commemorative Grants team on 1800 026 185 or email



Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia  (SA) Inc ADELAIDE Adelaide Install a memorial in Adelaide to commemorate the women of the Australian Army Nursing Service who served in the First World War 4,000
Army Museum of South Australia Foundation KESWICK Adelaide Upgrade the Vietnam War exhibit at the Army Museum of South Australia 3,000
Army Health Services Historical Research Group KESWICK Adelaide Publish a book entitled ‘Blood, Sweat and Fears: Medical Practitioners of South Australia deployed in Asia from 1945 to 1975’ 3,000
Tumby Bay RSL Sub-branch TUMBY BAY Grey Install a plaque at Tumby Bay RSL commemorating First World War soldiers from the district who were killed in action 2,084
Plympton Glenelg RSL Sub-branch PLYMPTON PARK Hindmarsh Create a commemorative mural at the front of the RSL Sub-branch 2,727
Second Valley Progress Association Inc SECOND VALLEY Mayo Restore the Second Valley Progress Association Honour Board and hold an unveiling ceremony 3,450
Second Valley Progress Association Inc SECOND VALLEY Mayo Install a flagpole at the Second Valley Memorial Column in Second Valley, SA to fly the Australian National Flag 1,010
National Railway Museum PORT ADELAIDE Port Adelaide Restore the Port Adelaide Railway Clerical Staff First World War Honour Roll 3,552
Total Grants – SA – 8 Total $22,823

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