Anzac centenary commemorated

THE State Government has announced a community grants program to commemorate the Anzac centenary.

Victorian ex-service organisations, local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions will have the chance to apply for up to $20,000 for projects relating to the First World War.

Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh said the commemoration of the 1915 battle was an important aspect of Australian military history.

"The Anzac centenary will be a significant period of reflection about Australia's war service history and there is a strong desire from the community and Coalition government to develop projects that honour our Victorian heritage,'' he said.

"I encourage all Victorian ex-service organisations, local government authorities, not for profit organisations and educational institutions to apply for a grant through the Victorian Veterans Council Anzac Community Grants Program.''

Mr Walsh said applications for the program were now open.

He said they would be assessed in two rounds, ending on February 11 and June 10.

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