Dublin another to benefit

Dublin History Group  was another local organisation to receive Centenary Local Grants funding.

The group will gain $5000 for  creation of displays with banners for events with a tree planting ceremony in memory of the 17 residents that did not return from WWI to the Dublin district and surrounds.

Others in the Wakefield electorate to benefit included Auburn Clare and Districts RSL sub branch, which  received $10,000 for lighting the Clare memorial.

Rhynie Improvement Scheme  gained $1250 for the reproduction of a WWI Honour Board taken from photo’s replicating online casino the original.

The ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program assists and encourages communities across Australia to undertake their own projects to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War. The grants are a key element of the Australian government’s ANZAC Centenary program.

Local MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, congratulated the grant recipients and thanked all applicants, noting the quality of the applications was outstanding.

“The Anzac Centenary is a solemn event in the life of our nation. It’s the time our community will take to remember and respect the sacrifices made by all who have defended Australia and its values,” Mr  Champion said.

“These grants do this in a practical way to give the local Wakefield community the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform”

More information on  grants can be found at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au

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