MEDIA RELEASE: Funding in the ACT to help preserve our Wartime Heritage

Three successful applicants in the ACT will share in $131,870 towards programs that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia's servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations under the latest round of the Liberal-National Government’s Saluting Their Service program.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the successful applicants in the Territory were among more than 80 successful recipients, which cover a wide variety of projects put forward by ex-service organisations, clubs, schools and community groups right around Australia.

“Australia owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Minister Gee said.

“I am very pleased to see such a wide range of projects being supported, including these projects in the ACT.”

“Large or small, all these projects represent Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for our country.”

Senator Seselja said the projects would continue the tradition of remembrance, and he looks forward to seeing the finished work.

“The ACT has a proud history of service, with a large number of Defence personnel and their families calling Canberra home. These projects are a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our community,” Senator Seselja said.

The funding is part of the Liberal-National Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.

The next round of the Saluting Their Service program is open, and applications can be submitted until 8 February 2022.

To submit your application, or find further details please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.

 

Canberra Saluting their Service Grant Recipients: 

Organisation

Purpose

Grant Amount

5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated

Digitise the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment’s publication, Vietnam Task.

$4,150

Flowers of War

Contribute to production of the ‘Prisoners of War Requiem’ concert to commemorate 80 years since the Fall of Singapore to be held at Llewellyn Hall in October 2022.

$114,550

Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force Association

Contribute to costs associated with an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War.

$720

Soldier On

Create a series of podcasts that provide stories of those who served Australia since 1990.

$12,450

Total

$131,870

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The Hon Andrew Gee MP 
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs 
Minister for Defence Personnel
Federal Member for Calare

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
Senator for the ACT