Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program

The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program
supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour
rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or
improved to reflect the service history of the local community.


Any Victorian ex-service organisation, local council, school or community
group is eligible to apply.

Funding range of grant
Grants up to $20,000 per project are available

On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Leigh Blackall <>wrote:

> Anzac Centenary Major Grants 
> Program<>
> The Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program provides financial assistance for
> projects which commemorate, honour and remember the service and sacrifice
> of Victoria's World War I veterans and their communities.
> The program is designed to support significant projects between $20,000
> and $100,000 which have a commemorative or education benefit for Victoria's
> diverse community.
> The program supports projects in Victoria and is separate from and will
> complement other Anzac Centenary grants programs delivered by the Victorian
> Government and the Commonwealth.
> On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Kerry Raymond <>wrote:
>> Re: Is it possible to ... ?
>> An excellent question ...
>> See here for the WLM database requirements
>> It probably goes without saying that nothing will be in that exact format,
>> but some things would be more easily converted than others. So, there are
>> a
>> few questions to ask about any resource:
>> * how many "monuments" does it have and what kind of coverage of
>> Australia?
>> We need to get an *overall* broad coverage of Australia, rather than a few
>> intensive "hot spots" for a "national" competition. But the more resources
>> we have to work with, the more the workload increases as each one will
>> probably require individual processing arrangements.
>> * does it contain monuments that are off the main "tourist trail"?
>> Anything
>> in a popular tourist area has probably already generated lots of Commons
>> photos. We'd like a competition to increase our coverage rather than just
>> attract more photos of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour
>> Bridge.
>> * does it contain records for things that are not monuments (even by the
>> most generous interpretation, e.g. motels, restaurants, tourist
>> information
>> offices) and, if so, how easy is it to eliminate those records?
>> * does it contain the range of information expected by the WLM database?
>> If
>> not, how close does it get?
>> * is the format easily converted to the desired format? A technical
>> question, because if we can't automate it, it's a time-consuming manual
>> process.
>> I don't think we have to be "perfect" but we do need a decent coverage of
>> the monuments not already featured in Commons. I imagine we can get away
>> with not filling in all the fields of the database, although I gather
>> lat/long is important for showing "monuments near me" in the mobile app.
>> The first few database fields are straightforward: Australia, English, ID
>> (can be generated if underlying resource doesn't have one), adm0 =
>> Australia, adm1 = State/Territory (usually can be determined), adm2 =
>> local
>> government (less likely to be known), adm3/4 not relevant to Australia,
>> name
>> (should be known but may not be canonical, meaning we could end up with
>> duplicate entries coming from multiple sources but I don't think that is a
>> show-stopper). Lat/long isn't always available in older resources,
>> although
>> newer resources increasingly have this data reflecting the now widespread
>> availability of GPS-capable devices/apps. It may be possible to geocode
>> using street address as an alternative (not a solution for "outback"
>> monuments). I think these are not the hard ones.
>> I note with a raised eyebrow that the database apparently requires you to
>> have an image of each monument, which I thought was the purpose of the
>> competition (to collect such images). Maybe a link to a copyright image on
>> the web is acceptable here? This is likely to be harder to obtain
>> automatically for many datasets.
>> The other hard things are:
>> * Commons category for the monument - unless we dump everything into one
>> category, or some simple breakup like one category per state
>> * the Wikipedia article or section for the monument -- now that's not easy
>> to automate (back to the canonical naming problem) and many monuments
>> probably don't yet get a mention, let alone an article.
>> And do we have the volunteers to do all this? Past conversations have not
>> yielded a lot of volunteers, and the people who do volunteer tend to be
>> the
>> "usual suspects", so it really needs "not the usual suspects" to
>> volunteer.
>> Kerry
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