August 2014 marks 100 years since the commencement of the First World War. Across the globe, the ANZAC Centenary (2014 – 2018) will be marked by millions of people, in places of special importance and in ways personally meaningful to them.
In Victoria, local communities will have the opportunity to plan their own commemorations and to share in the stories of those who served. We encourage your community to hold an event in your hall to remember the ANZACs, and register it as part of the Anzac Centenary program. If your event is in November be sure to also register it with our Home is Where the Hall is program.
These stories will reconnect Victorians to the ANZAC legacy and create a lasting testimonial that will educate and inspire future generations.
A number of grants and initiatives have been launched by the Victorian Government to assist project development. These grants aim to support initiatives that commemorate, honour and remember the service and sacrifice of Victoria’s World War I veterans and their communities.
Examples of these include:
- The opportunity to share your story on the ANZAC Centenary website
- The opportunity to register your ANZAC Memorial event on the ANZAC Centenary website
- Grants of up to $20,000 are available through The Victorian Veterans Council – ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program.
- Grants of $20,000 to $100,000 will be made available for large Victorian ANZAC Centenary projects through the ANZAC Centenary Major Grants Program,
Click here to learn more about how your community can get involved.