MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Veterans. In June this year the minister announced three grants programs — the Victoria Remembers grant program, the Anzac Day Proceeds Fund and the Anzac centenary community grants program. The Victoria Remembers grant program helps communities make personal connections with the centenary of World War I and assists projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served. The Anzac Day Proceeds Fund provides practical assistance for veterans and their dependents who are in need. The fund is distributed to organisations that provide welfare support for veterans. The Anzac centenary community grants program is administered by the Victorian Veterans Council and is designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I. I know that a number of organisations in my electorate have made applications — the Warrnambool RSL, the Torquay Museum Without Walls Inc. and the Colac Legacy club — and I ask the minister: can he advise me when they will know whether their grant applications have been successful?
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