Hon Joe Francis MLA

Hon Joe Francis MLA

Former Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans

    Lotterywest grant to support ANZAC Day

    23/01/2017 5:10 PM
     
    • $1,034,547 grant to RSLWA for ANZAC Day events
    • Funding to help stage Perth parade and dawn services across the State 

    Veterans Minister Joe Francis today announced a Lotterywest grant of more than $1 million to help the Returned and Services League WA (RSLWA) commemorate ANZAC Day 2017.

     

    "The $1,034,547 grant will enable RSLWA to stage this year's Kings Park dawn service, Perth parade and other services in communities right across the State," Mr Francis said.

     

    "April 25 is such a significant day for all of us - this funding will help ensure the public has the opportunity to thank our servicemen and women past and present, and remember the sacrifice so many have made for their country.

     

    "It's heartening to see increasing attendances at ANZAC Day services each year, especially among young people.

     

    "This Lotterywest grant reflects an ongoing commitment to ensure the day is observed with the respect it deserves."

     

    Since 1988, Lotterywest has supported RSLWA and RSL sub-branches with more than 193 grants totalling almost $16 million.

     

    RSLWA is also provided with financial support from the ANZAC Day Trust Fund which receives part proceeds from race meetings and organised sporting events held on ANZAC Day.

     

    Fact File

    • The first Lotterywest grant to support returned service men, women and their families was in 1933
    • Since 1988, Lotterywest has supported RSLWA and the RSL sub-branches with more than 193 grants totalling more than $15.75 million
    • 2017 is the 102nd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings
    • This year is also the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Bullecourt and the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba 

    Minister's office - 6552 6500

     

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