Ravenshoe RSL scores a grant

The Ravenshoe RSL sub-branch has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history, North Queensland based Senator Ian Macdonald said today.

Senator Macdonald said that the sub-branch had been granted $3000 under the Governments Saluting Their Service grants.

The money will be used to help restore a Second World War Chev V605 Blitz for display at the Ravenshoe RSL, he said.

I congratulate the Ravenshoe RSL on its efforts to recognise the invaluable contribution of Australian servicemen and women, past and present, and ensure the next generation appreciates their service and sacrifice.

This project is one of 103 across the country funded from the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with more than $233,724 being allocated to community and ex-service organisations around Australia.

These funds support local, community-based projects such as the restoration of wartime memorabilia, establishing new memorials and flag poles, and refurbishing existing memorials and local rolls of honour, Senator Macdonald said.

Local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for future grant funding rounds should visitwww.dva.gov.au/grants or call 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non metropolitan callers).

Funding for projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, 2014-2018, is currently available under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme. More information and an application form can be found atwww.anzaccentenary.gov.au

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