Commonwealth Funding Secured For Local Community Organisations

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer MP, is delighted to confirm that Commonwealth funding has been secured for three local community organisations under the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Programme and the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme.

Under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, which supports projects commemorating the First World War, the Buderim Men’s Shed Inc has received a grant for $53,413. The grant will be used for the fabrication, construction and installation of a life-sized stainless steel First World War Light Horse memorial.

The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Programme aims to honour the sacrifice and service of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and to promote appreciation of the role those who have served played in shaping the nation.

The Palmwoods District RSL Sub-branch and Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc Inc received funding totalling $2541 through the program.

Mr Palmer said he was very pleased that funding had been allocated to these important community organisations.

“It is vital we preserve our wartime heritage and history through a variety of projects and activities,” Mr Palmer said.

He added: “These grants allow not-for-profit organisations to build or maintain programs which benefit the wider community and promote inclusion. I’m delighted to have been of assistance.”

Vice President of the Buderim Men’s Shed, Barry Cheales, recognised the role Mr Palmer’s office played in securing the funding.

“I wish to acknowledge the positive encouragement and assistance provided by the Fairfax office. Their advice and speed of replies, which helped us complete the application, was exemplary,” Mr Cheales said.