The Paynesville RSL Sub-Branch will receive Federal Government funding to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice in November.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced the sub-branch would receive $2700 to hold a ceremony to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The funding will also be put towards the installation of a plaque to mark the occasion.
Mr Chester, who is also Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, said the funding would be provided through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
“This grants program is designed to support local projects and activities that appropriately mark 100 years since the end of the Great War,” Mr Chester said.
“The Paynesville RSL is among nine local organisations to receive funding so far, along with Lakes Entrance RSL and Ensay/Swifts Creek RSL sub-branches.
“I have been pleased by the local response to this grant program and hope the funding will help communities across Gippsland to mark this historic day in a way that is meaningful and memorable for everyone involved.”
Every electorate in Australia is eligible to receive up to $50,000 to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice under this grants program.