FUNDING TO HELP COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF VETERANS IN GEELONG AND REGION.
The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help Geelong and surrounding regions commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.
Lisa Neville MP today said that Geelong Heritage Centre will receive $76,000 under the “Geelong Honours Them” project. The funding will go towards locating and digitising WW1 Honour Boards across Geelong, the Bellarine and both Surf Coast and Golden Plains Shires.
When complete these important and historic records will be accessible to the wider Victorian community on a new Geelong Honours Them web page.
Funding was made available through the State Governments Victoria Remembers Grant Program that supports projects that help communities make personal connection to the ANZAC Centenary or other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
This builds on the Labor Government’s work to preserve and educate Victorians about the service of our veterans through the $5 million commitment to the Anzac Centenary and $1 million to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
For more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities visit: www.dpc.vic.gov.au/veterans