The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help the Colac RSL Club commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the RSL will receive $3000 under the Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program.
The funding will go towards their WWI Memorabilia Display project.
The project will include the construction of permanent glass cabinets to house WWI memorabilia and mannequins to display uniforms.
The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program commemorates World War I veterans and informs their communities about the experiences of WWI veterans. Projects include new memorials, one-off community events, community education projects and the preservation of local WWI history. This is the final round of this grant program.
For more information on these grants or other veteran related initiatives, please visit: www.veterans.vic.gov.au/grants
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Projects like this have significant heritage value and meaning for our local communities – I am really pleased that Colac RSL have been able to secure this funding from the Andrews Labor Government to assist them to undertake this project.”
“It is through community projects such as this that all Victorians can learn more about our war related heritage and the stories of the brave women and men who have served their nation.”
“Colac certainly has a proud wartime history; it’s important that we give our veterans the fitting support and tribute they deserve.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Veterans, John Eren MP
“We are proud to announce support for a range of projects through our grant programs that ensure Victorians are always reminded of the service and sacrifice of our veterans.”