Planning for next year's Anzac Day in Illawarra underway

Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee secretary Peter Poulton, Major-General Hori Howard, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones. Picture: GREG TOTMAN.

Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee secretary Peter Poulton, Major-General Hori Howard, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones. Picture: GREG TOTMAN.

Anzac Day 2014 may have only just passed but planning is already well under way for next year's event, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.

To help commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in World War I, $125,000 has been allocated to each federal electorate through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants program.

On Friday, Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee secretary Peter Poulton and Major-General Hori Howard joined federal MPs Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones to raise awareness of the program.

"We want to make sure people know that it's there and to put in an application," Ms Bird said.

"Being a former teacher I'm a bit biased, but I know a lot of schools really get involved with Anzac Day events.

"For any school that is thinking about a commemorative plaque, for example, this is an opportunity to see if they can get some funding for that."

Applications for funding close on May 30.

Visit anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/index.htm for details.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop