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Discretionary Grants

Table 3.8: Grants awarded in 2002-03
Grant Program Grant Amount
$'000 $'000 $'000
Army Military History Research Grants Scheme 50 50 50
Defence Family Support Funding Program 938 1,134 1,107
Grant to the Royal United Services Institute of Australia 75 75 70
TOTAL 1,063 1,259 1,227

Army Military History Research Grants Scheme

This scheme supports and encourages research into the role and involvement of the Army in the development of the nation. Recipients of grants are shown in the table below.

Table 3.9: Army Military History Research Grants Scheme expenditure
Grantee Grant
Title of Research
Mr Harvey Broadbent 7,000 Turks and Anzacs: Gallipoli Campaign Documents
Lieutenant Colonel John Blaxland 6,500 Imperial Siblings
Dr June Factor 6,000 Friendly and Enemy Aliens
Dr Jeff Kildea 5,000 Called to Arms: Australian Soldiers and the Easter Rising
Mr Brad Mandera 5,000 Retimo Force: Australians in the Battle for Crete
Dr Michael Tyquin 5,000 History of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Dr Niall Barr 5,000 Three Battles in the British Army
Associate Professor Fran DeGroen 4,000 Australian POWs in Korea
Sergeant Blair Tidey 3,000 Analysis of 1 Australian Task Force Intelligence Operations in Vietnam
Corporal Cameron Simpson 3,000 Kitchener's Fighting Scouts in the South African War
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Likeman 500 History of 9th Field Ambulance

Defence Family Support Funding Program

This program provides funds to support projects and services initiated by Defence families. It is also available to existing groups in the community composed of, or benefiting, Defence families. The 2002-03 budget estimate identified $1.25m available for the program, of which $1.1m was available for direct grants. The remaining $0.15m was targeted to family support assistance and necessary administration of the program. The 2002-03 result refers to direct expenditure on grants, which totalled $1.107m, as identified in the following table.

Table 3.10: Defence Family Support Funding Program Expenditure 2002-03(1) | (2)
State Organisation Grant
Allen Main Memorial Pre School 2,545
Butterworth Support Group 5,940
Canberra Service Wives Craft Group (operating as Capital Crafters) 2,483
Duntroon Community Centre Inc 37,907
Gungahlin Defence Families Playgroup 1,878
Total Australian Capital Territory 50,753
Anklebiters Playgroup 2,120
Banksia House Interest Group 14,701
Coffee, Craft, and Chat 2,617
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Hills Area) 1,300
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Williamtown) 910
Dona Maria Pre and Postnatal Support Network 577
Family Welcome Service 1,940
Forest Hill Craft Coffee & Chat Community Group 2,108
Gan Gan Family Centre 874
Glenbrook Family Support Group Inc 8,071
High Flyers Gym Club Incorporated 2,500
Kapooka Community Centre Management Committee Incorporated 29,495
Kapooka Early Childhood Centre Inc 10,492
Kidzplay Playgroup 2,253
Kissingpoint Cottage Inc 34,189
Little Diggers Playgroup 3,217
Little Learners Toy Library 500
RAAF Richmond Playgroup 7,573
SAMSN Inc 14,119
Service Wives Initiating Self Help (SWISH) 3,767
Shoalhaven Defence Families Association Inc 31,069
Tiny Time Incorporated 3,119
Wagga Wagga Defence Newsletter 11,950
Williamtown Craft Group 710
Williamtown RAAF Playgroup 3,211
Williamtown TLC Network 10,475
Total New South Wales 203,857
Creative Craft Club 664
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Darwin) 925
Katherine Toy Library 2,000
Larrakeyah Neighbourhood House Inc 27,846
Network Tindal Inc 2,500
North Australia Area Family Support Committee Inc Lil Croc 2,196
North Australia Area Family Support Committee Inc 40,745
RAAF Base Darwin Community Centre 31,225
Robertson Barracks Family Centre 5,824
Stitch and Yarn 2,131
The Good Neighbours Scheme 14,304
Top Ender Tri Services Newsletter Inc 37,224
Wulagi Community School Council Inc 2,950
Total Northern Territory 170,534
Amberley Community Preschool and Kindergarten Inc 1,503
Amberley Playgroup 7,000
Canungra Community Kindergarten 11,275
Defence ommunity and Recreation Centre 45,359
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Brisbane) 1,170
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Cairns) 879
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Darling Downs) 1,180
Family Community Centre 33,268
Gaythorne Community Kindy & Limited Hours Care & Playgroup 9,810
Katunga Playgroup 3,975
Kokoda Barracks Community Association 9,035
Kokoda Barracks Toy Library 2,090
Pine Rivers Family Association Inc 12,133
Pine Rivers Welfare Association Inc 1,600
Playgroup Association of Queensland Inc 3,607
SOS Playgroup 4,120
Toowoomba Defence Families Support Association Inc 15,022
Tri-Service Defence Families Support Association Inc 32,505
The Vincent Neighbourhood House Group Inc 37,428
Vincent Neighbourhood House Craft Group 4,275
Total Queensland 237,234
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Woodside) 1,180
Edinburgh Community Centre 34,540
Edinburgh Craft Group 655
North East Defence Community 18,508
RAAF Edinburgh Playgroup 4,264
SA Connection 20,830
Woodside Defence Families Association 12,684
Total South Australia 92,661
Dowsing Point Community Centre 28,224
Total Tasmania 28,224
Albury Wodonga Defence Families Group Pac-A-Picnic 3,890
Bandiana Neighbourhood House Inc 4,979
Baranduda Community Centre 398
Central Gippsland Health Service 6,325
Crib Point re-school 1,854
Defence Family Centre, RAAF Williams 2,526
Defence Families Group 3,155
Defence Special Needs Support Group (East Sale) 450
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Melbourne West) 1,500
Defence Special Needs Support Group (Melbourne North East) 750
Defence Special Needs Support Group (National) 53,305
East Sale Family Group Inc 3,825
East Sale Kindergarten Inc 650
Little Macs and Affiliated Playgroups 797
Mactier Community Centre Inc 1,000
Mactier Craft and Secret Stitches 2,580
Marjorie Hall Kindergarten 6,800
Necana Association Inc 13,410
Puckapunyal & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc 34,325
Puckapunyal Kindergarten Association Incorporated 11,456
Puckapunyal Playgroup Inc 1,300
RAAF East Sale Playgroup 1,714
RAN Family and Friends Association Incorporated 23,472
Simpsons Voice Newsletter 8,143
Werribee Defence Community House Inc 31,479
Willie Wagtails Rostered Playgroup Inc 5,595
Wippa Snappas Playgroup 1,680
Total Victoria 227,358
Army Families (WA) Inc 22,490
Bullsbrook Playgroup Inc 3,651
Clan WA Inc (Community Link and Network) 1,301
Combined Ships Contact Group 3,420
Karrakatta Community House Inc 25,646
Kimberley Defence Support Group 2,180
Little Smarties Playgroup 660
Marilla House Community Centre Inc 26,110
Rockingham Womens Health and Information Association (Inc) 6,050
Special Air Service Regiment Auxillary Inc 4,530
Total Western Australia 96,038
GRAND TOTAL 1,106,659
  1. Totals may not add due to rounding. |
  2. Amounts are exclusive of GST.

Royal United Services Institute of Australia

The grant provides assistance to the Royal United Services Institute of Australia in promoting the discussion of national security and defence matters, and improving public awareness and understanding of such matters through:

The grant also provides continuing support for the Institute's national secretariat.