VETERANS GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR PROJECTS IN MOUNT WAVERLEY TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF VICTORIA’S VETERANS

The Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced that the Reserve Forces Day Parade (Vic Inc) and the Rotary Club of Monash will receive funding to commemorate, support and remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Shaun Leane Announced $3,000 for the Reserve Forces Day Parade and $2,500 for the Rotary Club of Monash from the Commemoration and Education Grant Program, that will conduct the annual march and service held at the Shrine of Remembrance and to conduct an Anzac Service involving 53 schools and around 700 students and teachers in the City of Monash.

The Victorian Veterans Council’s Commemoration and Education Grant Program is available to community organisations, local councils and educational institutions.

Funding through this program supports communities in Victoria to commemorate the service of Victoria’s veterans and tell stories of Victoria’s war efforts.

Twenty eight projects across the state have been approved for a total of $216,502.

For more information on these grants or other veteran related initiatives, please visit: www.veterans.vic.gov.au/grants

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“The Mount Waverley electorate has a proud wartime history, and it’s important we give our veterans that did us proud the fitting support and tribute they deserve.”

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans, John Eren.

“Victorians should commemorate the brave sacrifice of our servicemen and women every day. I am pleased to see community organisations doing their part to ensure the service of our veterans is never forgotten.”