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Grants boost local community commemorative projects

Two organisations in the Richmond electorate will receive funding for projects to honour Australia’s wartime history.

The Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams said grants have been provided under the Australian government’s Saluting Their Service program to ensure we honour our military history in ways that are meaningful to our community.

He said Kingscliff RSL Sub-branch will receive $862 to install a plaque commemorating the Indigenous Defence Service at the Memorial Walk in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah Sub-branch of the National Serviceman’s Association will receive $831 to install a plaque on the Wall of Remembrance in Murwillumbah and to hold a dedication service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge of Beersheba.

Senator Williams said the Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants program provides up to $4,000 for an individual project, and applications are accepted at any time.

Further details are available at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Commemorative Grants team on 1800 555 254 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au.

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