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

The Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane MP today announced that The National Boer War Memorial Association (Vic) will receive funding to commemorate, support and remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Shaun Leane MP announced $3000 from the Commemoration and Education Grant Program, that will assist with conducting a parade to the Shrine of Remembrance in July 2017 to pay respect and commemorate former and serving Reserve Force Members.

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 Forest Hill 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.”