Scot MacDonald
20th Apr 2017

Schools, community groups, and other local organisations in the Hunter have been awarded funding to help deliver projects which commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War 1 veterans.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott has announced a total of $50,000 would be delivered to community groups across NSW as part of the 2016/17 Anzac Community Grants Program.

Forty-nine grants have been given to schools, community groups, museums, historical societies and other local associations.

“The Anzac Community Grants Program is a fantastic way to support organisations across NSW which are delivering projects in honour of our veterans,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said.

“These grants valued at anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to $2000 and can be put to good use for valuable community projects.”

The successful Hunter applicants include:

  • Newcastle and Hunter Combined Schools Anzac Service - $2000 to produce a commemorative service attended by 1400 of the region's school children .
  • Maitland Regional Musuem - $1700 to curate an exhibition to mark the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele with specific focus on the 34th Battalion known as 'Maitland's Own'.
  • Wests Nelson bay Diggers Bowls Club - $1470 for a club excursion to Sydney’s Maritime Musuem around ANZAC Day 2017.
  • Metford Public School - $2000 to create a memorial on the school grounds.
  • Sugarvalley Neighborhood Centre - $1000 to enhance the West Wallsend ANZAC Day March.
  • St Josephs Primary School, East Maitland - $750 to create a commemoration garden within the school grounds.
  • Blacksmiths Public School P&C - $650 to install a commemorative plaque honoring the centenary of ANZAC.

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