Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended The Baradine Rusty Club on successfully receiving a $2,728 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program.
Mr Coulton said The Rusty Club will use the funds to restore a Second World War QF 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day.
“I would like to congratulate The Rusty Club for their dedication to commemorating Australia’s wartime history and recognising our local service men and women,” Mr Coulton said.
“Men’s Sheds like The Baradine Rusty Club are a great place for members of the local community to take an interest in their health. They provide a safe environment and an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship.
“This project will be another permanent tribute to local community members who have served and continue to serve our country.”
The Baradine Rusty Club received one of 84 Saluting Their Service grants that were recently announced. Another grant in the Parkes electorate was committed to Ivanhoe Central School.
“This is a meaningful project for the local community to commemorate Australia’s role in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and reflect on our gratitude for those who served.”
The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4,000 for each project and applications can now be made through the Community Grants Hub – www.communitygrants.gov.au.
Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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