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Funding for community commemorative projects

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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 62 community projects honouring Australia’s servicemen and women would receive more than $140,000 in Australian Government funding.

Mr Tehan said the projects, funded under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program, honoured the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in our armed forces.

“These grants help communities across the nation build and preserve memorials, hold commemorative events and undertake activities that teach younger generations about Australia’s wartime history,” Mr Tehan said.

“These projects are driven by local community groups to honour our military history in ways that are important and relevant to them.”

The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4,000 for individual projects, and applications are accepted at any time.

Mr Tehan said he encouraged interested groups and organisations to review the grant guidelines and submit a request for funding to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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 $
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc ADELAIDE Adelaide Purchase and install two display cases at Legacy House, Adelaide to display war medals and memorabilia 2,727
Port Pirie RSL Sub-branch PORT PIRIE Grey Restore and display HMAS Tobruk [2] After Jackstay and ‘replica’ crash net in Memorial Park, Port Pirie, SA 2,727
Willunga Recreation Park Inc WILLUNGA Mayo Mount and display a collage of photos of First World War servicemen from the district in the Show Hall at Willunga, SA 2,000
American River Community & Sports Association Inc AMERICAN RIVER Mayo Purchase and install a flagpole at Remembrance Reserve, American River, SA to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration 1,349
Victor Harbor High School VICTOR HARBOR Mayo Install a flagpole at the Soldiers Memorial Garden in Victor Harbor, SA 1,364
St Joseph’s School West Hindmarsh WEST HINDMARSH Port Adelaide Install a flagpole at St Joseph’s School to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration 695
Playford Primary School CRAIGMORE Wakefield Create a Garden of Remembrance at Playford Primary School McAuley Campus, Craigmore, SA 1,172
Total Grants – SA – 7 Total $12,034

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