Pearce groups encouraged to apply for funding to mark 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

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SOCIAL Services Minister Christian Porter is encouraging groups to apply for up to $50,000 in grants for community commemorations in Pearce to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

“Next year Australians will pause and reflect on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War,” he said.

“From a population of fewer than five million people, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.”

The Pearce MHR said Australia’s involvement began soon after Britain declared war on Germany on August 4 1914.

Organisations in Mr Porter’s electorate will share in a pool of $50,000, with grants from $3000 to $50,000 available.

Expressions of interest in the funding will be considered by a community consultation committee, whose role will be to seek the community’s views on how best to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

Register interest with Mr Porter’s office before the application opening date in November.

For more details, visit www.christianporter.com.au/armistice-centenary-grants-program.

Applications close on February 28 2018.

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