Anzac Community Grants Program
Applications for the Anzac Community Grants Program are closed for the 2015/16 round.
The Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants for a range of projects that educate and commemorate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women, and projects which support activities benefitting the NSW veteran community.
Small grants of up to $2,000 will be provided to organisations like educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies for various educational and commemorative projects, or for projects which support the NSW veteran community.
Applicants must complete the Application Form in conjunction with the Information for Applicants which contains detailed information about eligibility criteria, ineligible costs and how to submit the form.
For more information about the Anzac Community Grants Program, please contact Veterans’ Affairs on (02) 9228 4710 or by email VeteranGrants@dpc.nsw.gov.au.
In the past, a diverse range of projects received grants including:
- James Busby High School – to build a commemorative Anzac Day and Remembrance Garden to honour our Anzac traditions and spirit.
- Holroyd City Council – to produce a play which will be performed on or near Anzac Day 2016 which will explore Australian and Turkish interpretations of Anzac Day through the characters of a multiracial, married couple.
- Sydney University Graduate Choir – to compose and perform An Australian War Requiem to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and Anzac.
- Papua New Guinea Australian Association – to host a Symposium at NSW Parliament House on 18 September 2014 to review relationships between Australia and PNG marking the anniversary of the centenary of the Australian conflict at Bitapaka, East New Guinea Province, Papua New Guinea, on 11 September 1914.
- Monkey Baa Theatre Company – to produce a play and education program exploring the themes around “The Unknown Solider” set on the battlefields of the First World War.
- Para Meadows School – to build a memorial for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, research and document history of veterans connected to student families, and the production of innovative ‘Clicker’ books on military titles for children with special needs.
- North Ryde Public School – to produce an “Anzac Local History Project” which will be made available to the local community and school groups.
- Hurstville City Council/Hurstville City Library, Museum and Gallery – to host workshops with an Education Consultant focusing on sessions with local primary and secondary school students. This included World War I personnel profiling, oral history interviews, veterans’ presentations, object handling sessions and education on research techniques.
- City of Canada Bay – to research and develop “More than Just a Name, World War One Multimedia Video project 2014-2015”.
- Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway – to develop a new web based Education and Community Resource (ECR) that will support the KTMW Anzac Notes project, a work especially commissioned for young people by notable composer Ms Elena Kats-Chernin.
- Kangaroo Valley Anzac Committee – to assist with design, production and event preparations for Anzac Day 2015 Commemorative Service and March for local youth.