Remembering Our Heroes - Project Funding

Thursday April 4, 2024 

Federal Member for Nicholls, Mr Sam Birrell MP, has welcomed more than $21,000 in Federal funding to local organisations to support projects which remember veterans and their families.

Numurkah and District Historical Society Inc, Waaia Community Plan Committee Inc, and Cobram Barooga RSL Sub-Branch Inc. have been awarded funding through the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program Round 2, 2023-24.

• $10,000 will support Numurkah and District Historical Society to restore the Strathmerton Methodist Church Honour Board.

• $4290 will support Waaia Community Plan Committee to install a First World War plaque in Waaia.

• $7040 will support Cobram Barooga RSL Sub-Branch to install a new War Memorial to commemorate locals who served in the First and Second World Wars.

Mr Birrell said the funding will assist local people to create meaningful projects that honour our heroic service men and women.

“I want to thank and acknowledge these local groups for their time and efforts which have gone into making these important projects a reality,” Mr Birrell said.

“Each project will help educate locals and visitors for decades to come about the service and sacrifices of local war heroes and their families.

“It’s important these groups are supported to ensure veterans have a lasting legacy in our regional communities,” he said.

Mr Birrell said he looked forward to seeing each project develop and encouraged other community groups wanting support for similar projects to apply for the next round of grant

“Two grant opportunities are available and include up to $10,000 for local community projects and activities and up to $150,000 for major commemorative projects,” Mr Birrell said.

The funding supports groups and individuals to promote appreciation and understanding of the
experiences of service, the roles that those who served have played and to preserve or provide
access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.

Applications for the next round of grants close June 20th 2024.

For more information visit – Current Grant Opportunity View – GO6758: GrantConnect (