Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has encouraged Sunshine Coast organisations to apply for second round funding of the Queensland Government’s Anzac Community Grants program.
Ms Simpson said the $13.5 million program provided funding for local communities to commemorate the sacrifice made by community members during the First World War.
“ANZAC day is a special time to remember and be thankful for the many ordinary people from our local communities who bravely took on extraordinary challenges to serve our nation, and of course, to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice of the thousands who never returned,” Ms Simpson said.
“Remembrance is about learning from the past to inform our future.”
“Through the community grants program we want to recognise and commemorate the efforts of individuals who signed up to fight on far shores and the contribution of people working on the home front to support that overseas effort.”
“It’s essential that organisations planning events to be delivered on or around Anzac Day 2015 apply for funding in this round of grants.
“I look forward to working with local organisations to create an important legacy for generations to come in honour of those who sacrificed so much in the past,” Ms Simpson said.
Applications for round two grants will close on 12 August.
Further information about the grants program and the application process is available at: www.qld.gov.au/anzac100 or through the Maroochydore electorate office.