NEW FUNDING FOR ANZAC COMMUNITY PROJECTS and an OPPORTUNITY FOR HISTORY TEACHERS Geoff Provest, Nationals Member for Tweed today called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program. The Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. The Anzac Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community groups and veterans groups to educate the community on the service and sacrifice of military personnel, to support activities benefiting veterans, and to promote community engagement. Mr Provest said he was proud of the NSW Government’s investment in local and state war memorials, which help ensures that the service and sacrifice they represent can be understood. Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2017. For more information, please visit: www.veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au and www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au As part of the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations, history teachers from across NSW are invited to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour. “The 2018 tour is a rare professional development opportunity for NSW history teachers, which will enable teachers to provide younger generations with first-hand knowledge of the sacrifice and courage of our Anzacs,” Mr Provest said. From today, all teachers across the state can apply to participate in the 2018 tour. Successful applicants will join 20 students, other teachers and a tour historian on the educational and commemorative trip retracing the footsteps of the Anzacs for the centenary of the Battle of Hamel. The 13-day tour will give students the opportunity to experience Australia’s military story first-hand in Ypres, Passchendaele, the Somme and Flanders in Belgium. Accompanying teachers will provide supervision for the students during the tour, support their learning experience and enrich their own teaching practices on return so classrooms across NSW can reap the benefits of the tour. Most travel and accommodation costs associated with the tour will be covered by Veterans Affairs. Teachers will continue to receive their usual salary while accompanying the student group. Applications close on 23 October 2017 and more information is available at www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/education or by calling 1300 838 233.