29 March 2017

National servicemen and women recognized in Inverleigh and Bannockburn

I am delighted to announce that the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Geelong and District Sub-branch, has received $1,580 in funding from the Turnbull Government to honour the service and sacrifice of local servicemen.

The sub-branch has received the money as part of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to help with the installation of plaques in Inverleigh and Bannockburn.

The plaques will recognize national servicemen from the 1951–59 and 1965–72 eras.

The commitment of organisations like the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia ensures our community can continue to preserve and honour our local history.

The Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants program provides up to $4,000 for an individual project. It is a rolling grants program, so applications are accepted at any time.

Local community organisations interested in applying for funding under the program should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Commemorative Grants team on 1800 026 185 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au

I am proud of the many ways in which the Turnbull Government continues to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in defence of our country.

28 March 2017