Anzac Centenary funds
Local projects to commemorate the Anzac Centenary in 2015 can apply for a share of $100,000 in federal funding grants.
Events will commemorate, in particular, Australian Diggers who fought at Gallipoli, in Turkey, after the Anzac Corps landed there in 1915.
Funding is available for projects in the electorate that honour those who served in World War I. Parramatta MP Julie Owens said eligible activities included: public commemorative events; new memorials or honour boards; restoration of existing memorials; the preservation and display of military memorabilia and artefacts and school projects.
Indigenous artist exchange
The Urban Aboriginal Artist Exchange Program is open for applications.
The program, where an indigenous artist has the opportunity to travel to Canada, will focus on building networks and expanding indigenous art internationally.
The successful applicant will receive up to $16,500 for airfares, travel insurance, living expenses and art materials while in Canada.
Applications are due by March 26 at 4.30pm.
To apply: wwwparramattastudios.com.au or 9687 6090.
Playground on river bank
A multi-use playground will be constructed on the Parramatta River foreshore by mid-year.
The foreshore-themed equipment, which will include two slides and water play, will be built next to the Elizabeth Street footbridge.
A multi-purpose events space and new seating will also be installed.
Read more online at parramattasun.com.au.