Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.

Mr Broadbent said up to $50,000 is available to organisations living in McMillan.

“Every electorate across Australia will receive up to $50,000 for local projects that appropriately commemorate the end of the war 100 years ago,” Mr Broadbent said.

“One-off grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available and I encourage all those in McMillan who want to contribute to a significant period in our nation’s history to submit an expression of interest to my office.”

Members of Parliament will be required to consult their community organisations or create a new Community Consultation Committee, whose role will be to seek the community’s views on how best to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice locally.

“The Committee will also assist me in reviewing all proposals before an application is submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,” Mr Broadbent said.

Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018. Expressions of interest in the grants can be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening. More information is available at www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.