12 November 2021

Funding to help local Franklin community remember those who served

The Australian Government will provide $5,000 to the Dover RSL Club, helping to preserve our wartime heritage as part of more than $800,000 in funding from the Saluting their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.

Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam said this funding for the Dover RSL Club ensures the ongoing recognition of our Australian servicemen and women.

“It’s important that the service and sacrifice of our local veterans is recognised and remembered through these community initiatives,” Senator Duniam said.

“This funding will commission a mural on the front wall of the Club to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian defence personnel in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said communities across Australia are proud of their military history, our local veterans who have served our nation and their families who have supported them.

“Our local communities recognise the importance of commemorating and honouring the contribution of our servicemen and women and all that they have done for our nation,” Minister Gee said.

“Whether it be restoring the HMAS Diamantina in Queensland, installing a flag pole in a school’s Anzac memorial garden or helping our local museums display wartime memorabilia, this funding will help ensure that our local communities and our nation never forgets the men and women who have served Australia.

“It’s encouraging to see so many applications for funding in this round for such a wide range of projects, both big and small.”

The next round of STS grants is now open. For more information visit the Community Grants Hub website.