Skip to navigation

Previous Ministers' releases and speeches - The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

19 December 2017

Supporting younger veterans

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said grant funding of almost $1 million announced today would go to local projects that improved the transition process and employment prospects for younger veterans.

Mr Tehan said the second round of funding under the Supporting Younger Veterans grants would deliver innovative and sustainable services for younger veterans.

“The Government has provided funding to 12 ex-service organisations around the country to deliver unique programs targeting the needs of younger veterans,” Mr Tehan said.

“The projects are focussed on support services for younger veterans and improving post-service employment opportunities.

“In Sydney, ten young veterans will be trained as Disaster Response Instructors; in Morwell, veterans will restore old ‘muscle cars’ while receiving on-the-job training and mentoring; and in Sturt, money will be used to purchase furniture and appliances for short-term accommodation for veterans.

“Leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is a critical period for personnel and the Government is focussed on making the transition as smooth as possible.”

A list of the grants is attached. All funding listed is GST exclusive.

Applications for the next round of Supporting Younger Veterans grants will be available online through the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub from 1 July 2018. Visit www.communitygrants.gov.au to subscribe for alerts about veteran and other community grants.

For more information about the Supporting Younger Veterans program, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 or email DVA.Processing.Team@dva.gov.au

Media enquiries:

  • Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6466

 

Supporting Younger Veterans Program 2017-18 Funding Round 2

                                                                                                                         
New South Wales
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
NSW Team Rubicon Australia Limited Sydney Sydney To train ten young veterans as Disaster Response Instructors, over a period of six months. $330,562.00
Total Grants – New South Wales - 1  Total     $330,562.00

 

Queensland
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
QLD Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Townsville Herbert To develop and conduct a pilot employment program for the younger veteran community living in Townsville. $123,000.00
QLD Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Currumbin Palm Beach Sub­Branch Incorporated Currumbin McPherson To fund a program of 'Reboot Combat Recovery' courses to assist younger veterans recover from the psychological impacts of combat $29,500.00
QLD Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Currumbin Palm Beach Sub­Branch Incorporated Currumbin McPherson To expand the Connecting Young Veterans program which provides social, economic and welfare opportunities for younger veterans on the Gold Coast. $40,000.00
QLD Soldier On Association Incorporated Manly Bonner To conduct a proof-of-concept program to evaluate the cost and clinical effectiveness of telerehabiliation for younger veterans with chronic lower back pain. $45,454.55
QLD Veterans Care Association Incorporated Kelvin Grove Brisbane To employ a specialised peer support life coach to provide personal coaching and support to young veterans. $70,693.00
Total Grants – Queensland - 5 Total   $308,647.55

 

South Australia
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
SA RSL Care South Australia Incorporated Sturt Boothby To purchase furniture and home appliances for a block of units to be used as short-term accommodation for young veterans. $23,832.73
Total Grants - South Australia - 1   Total     $23,832.73

 

Victoria
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
VIC Carry On (Victoria) Morwell Gippsland To develop a Drop­in­Centre in Morwell. $16,518.18
VIC Dandenong - Cranbourne RSL Sub­Branch Incorporated Lang Lang Flinders To provide young disengaged veterans with on-the-job training, mentoring and support via a program to restore old ‘muscle cars’ in a community centre environment. $20,000.00
VIC Melbourne Legacy Melbourne Melbourne To engage a Project Officer and a demographic research firm to map the location, employment and access to services by the younger veteran cohort in Victoria. $120,000.00
VIC The Sale RSL & Community Sub­Branch Incorporated Sale Gippsland To establish a Young Veterans Support Centre in Sale and undertake a program of physical activities for younger veterans and their families. $38,500.00
Total Grants – Victoria - 4 Total   $195,018.18

 

Western Australia
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
State Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
WA Holyoake Australian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resolution Incorporated Victoria Park Swan To develop a customised DRUMBEAT program for the younger veteran community. $114,500.00
Total Grants – Western Australia – 1 Total   $114,500.00

 

Other States and Territories :  NIL  
National Total: 12 $972,560.46

 

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.