Community groups invited to apply for grants to mark centenary of World War 1 end

A slouch hat adorned with red poppy hangs from a Land Rover in an Anzac Day procession. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A slouch hat adorned with red poppy hangs from a Land Rover in an Anzac Day procession. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Federal government grants are available to help community groups wishing to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018.

Banks MP David Coleman said $7.5 million was provided under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, with $50,000 allocated to each federal electorate.

Mr Coleman said he believed many community organisations would  wish to mark the milestone.

“I will be consulting with local community groups to determine how these funds can be used for the greatest benefit,” he said.

Applications for grants open on November 11 and close on February 28.

Mr Coleman said expressions of interest should be lodged with his office prior to the opening of applications.

For more information, call the Banks electorate office on 9771 3400 or email: david.coleman.mp@aph.gov.au