Porter praises the Toodyay RSL Sub-branch

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, congratulated the Toodyay RSL Sub-branch on receiving Government funding to support a local community project that honoured Australia’s military history.

Mr Porter said the local RSL had received $2,940 as part of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to support their plan to replace twelve damaged plaques in the Anzac Park memorial rose garden, which is dedicated to servicemen listed on the Honour Roll.

“This project will help our local community honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who defend our values and freedoms,” Mr Porter said.

“As a community we must keep alive the Anzac spirit and teach future generations about our military history and the importance of reflecting on the price we have paid for our values and freedoms.

“I encourage any local community organisations interested in applying for funding under the Saluting Their Service grants program to contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Commemorative Grants team on 1800 026 185 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au

“The Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants program provides up to $4,000 for an individual project. It is a rolling grants program, so applications are accepted at any time.”