Anzac Centenary Local Grants Support Community Commemoration

Media Release – 29 May 2015

With the final round of processing for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program (ACLGP) now complete, it is clear that the program has proved invaluable for many local organisations in Menzies.

“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program has been an outstanding success in Menzies and has shown the strength of local communities in commemorating the Centenary of Anzac,” the Hon. Kevin Andrews, Federal Member for Menzies said.

“Local organisations benefited greatly from the Government’s program and the funding was instrumental in helping them commemorate the Anzac Centenary,” Mr Andrews said.

Some of those local organisations that benefited included the Rotary Club of Templestowe, which received $19,688 for commemorative medallions; Doncaster Secondary College, which received $8,886 for the creation of an Anzac Centenary Student Museum and the Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation, which received $14,788 to contribute towards research and writing workshops for secondary students.

The grants were particularly helpful for local RSLs, with Doncaster RSL building a memorial monument; Warrandyte RSL constructing a First World War Memorial and funding a commemoration service and Templestowe RSL funding a commemorative plaque for the occasion.

The funds will also go towards the production of a series of commemorative short films on the Anzac Centenary, focusing on the history of Menzies.