Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP and Victorian Veterans Council have welcomed a $1,617 grant for the Castlemaine RSL to conserve and store WW1 soldier uniforms.

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of veterans alive for future generations in Castlemaine.

The grant was awarded as part of the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program which funds educational and commemorative activities that honour Australia’s war and service history.

It is one of 19 grants funded through the Program, sharing more than $165,000.

Along with the Major Grants and Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant programs, it is part of almost $420,000 that will go to support veterans’ initiatives.

Remembering the stories of our veterans is an important mark of respect and it reminds us of our shared values.

For a full list of successful recipients or for more information about grants, visit


“We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans, so it can be passed onto future generations.”

“Our veterans fought for our shared values and remembering their stories reminds us of the importance of a diverse and inclusive Victoria.”

“The Castlemaine region has many veterans who have made us proud and we’re helping to ensure their stories are never forgotten.”

“The Castlemaine RSL is an important part of our community and it is great to see them conserving these historic uniforms.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP