Armistice Centenary Grants open on Remembrance Day

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With one of the largest Veterans populations in the country, Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien is
proud to announce the Federal Government will provide $50,000 in grant funding for local
commemorations marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War.

“Next year Australians will pause and reflect on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One,”
Mr O’Brien said.

“I am really pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for Fairfax organisations to apply for funding
under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to mark this important milestone in our history.”

Mr O’Brien is encouraging interested groups to submit a project plan to his electorate office.

Applications open on Saturday, to coincide with Remembrance Day, and will close 28 February 2018.

For eligibility guidelines and application forms go to https://www.grants.gov.au.

“Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain declared war on Germany on 4
August 1914.

“From a population of fewer than five million people, Australia had 416,809 men enlist. By the
War’s end on 11 November, 1918 more than 60,000 of our soldiers had been killed and 156,000
wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The grants program will support projects or activities that commemorate the end of War and the
sacrifices our soldiers made to protect our freedom,” he said.

Mr O’Brien will lay a wreath on behalf of the Federal Government this Saturday morning at the
Remembrance Day service at Cotton Tree Cenotaph from 10:30am.

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