The Remembrance Day EGP is a charitable program sponsored by the Forestville RSL sub-Branch, the purpose of which is to provide financial assistance to eligible applicants who are entering Year 7 in the year following the closing of applications.
The grant will be valued at $2,000. It is expected that the grants will be spent on school uniforms and computer equipment to assist in the cost of transitioning from primary school to high school.
An eligible applicant for the Remembrance Day EGP may be defined as:
- the child of a serving ADF member living and schooling within the Forestville RSL sub-Branch geographic area (contained within the postcodes of 2084 (but excluding Cottage Point), 2085, 2086 2087 or 2100 (but excluding Brookvale, North Manly and Warringah Mall); or
- the child of the family of a Service member of the Forestville RSL sub-Branch (whether the Service member is living or deceased) living and schooling within the Forestville RSL sub-Branch geographic area; or
- the child of the family of a Service member of any RSL sub-Branch (whether the Service member is living or deceased) living and schooling within the Forestville RSL sub-Branch geographic area; and
- the child is entering Year 7 of High School the year after the application is made.
Family of a Service member of the Forestville RSL sub-Branch or any RSL sub-Branch includes the children; grand-children; or, the direct descendants of the Service member.
The onus is on the applicant to provide evidence of their eligibility for the grant however the following maybe useful:
- To obtain evidence of ADF Service visit www.defence.gov.au/records/exservice
- To obtain evidence of UK Service visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
- To obtain evidence of NZ Service visit www.nzdf.mil.nz/nzdf/personnel-archives-and-medals/
Researching RSL records
There is no central pool of RSL Service membership. To obtain evidence of membership of the Forestville RSL sub-Branch contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements applicants need to:
- submit by hand, post or email by 11 November a written 500-word biography on their ancestor, which includes a short outline of their military service, and
- prepare a three-minute talk to be delivered to the Grant organising sub-committee on 23 November.
- Thereafter, be prepared to deliver the talk to the sub-Branch General Meeting, held on the evening of 2 December at the Forest RSL Club.
Requirements 2. and 3. (above) may be subject to modification because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Download the APPLICATION FORM here. This needs to be completed by the applicant and submitted with their written biography.