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The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today announced 15 ex-service organisations would share in nearly $140,000 Grants in Aid funding in 2016–17.
“The Grants in Aid program provides administrative support to national ex-service organisations in recognition of the work they do supporting the veteran community,” Mr Tehan said.
“The program helps to fund representational activities aimed at improving connectedness between the head office of a national organisation and its state and local branches.
“These activities contribute toward an organisation’s governance and responsiveness to national issues. They play an important role to ensure the issues facing local veterans, regardless of when or where they served, are shared and understood by ex-service organisations and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“These activities contribute to the capacity of ex-service organisations and the vitality of the veteran community as a whole. Ultimately, this is funding that will help veterans to help veterans.
“In recognition of their service, the Government is committed to supporting and improving services for our many veterans, war widows and widowers, current serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.”
For more information on Grants in Aid, visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 133 254 or 1800 555 254 for regional callers.
Minister Tehan’s office – Byron Vale 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203
Note: A list of grant recipients is attached.
|Defence Force Welfare Association||$9,091|
|Naval Association of Australia - Federal Council||$10,000|
|Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia Incorporated||$10,000|
|War Widows' Guild of Australia Incorporated||$9,091|
|Legacy Australia Incorporated||$9,091|
|National Servicemen's Association of Australia Incorporated||$6,467|
|The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Incorporated||$9,091|
|Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Incorporated||$9,091|
|Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council Incorporated||$9,500|
|The Australian Federation of TPI ExServicemen and Women||$9,091|
|The RAAC Corporation Limited||$10,000|
|The Royal Australian Regiment Corporation||$10,000|
|Australian Peacekeeper's & Peacemakers Veterans' Association (Incorporated in Victoria)||$9,091|
|Australian Special Air Service Association (Inc)||$10,000|
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.