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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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5 July 2017

Grants support veterans and their communities

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan announced today that veterans, their families and local communities around Australia would benefit from more than $473,000 in Government grant funding for community projects.

Mr Tehan said grant funding had been provided to 30 community projects under the Veteran and Community Grants program.

“This grant program provides money to local community organisations so they can better support our veterans and their families,” Mr Tehan said.

“Many of the projects received funding to organise social outings for veterans or upgrade and repair veteran community centres.

“These are local projects where Government money will be spent in the community to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our nation.

“Ex-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups and private organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to support projects that promote improved independence and quality of life for veterans through the Veteran and Community Grants program.”

For more information or to apply visit the DVA website (www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants).

A list of grant recipients in each state is attached. All figures are GST exclusive.

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: 02 6277 7820
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203


VETERAN AND COMMUNITY GRANTS 2016-17 FUNDING ROUND FOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount
Dorrigo Sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch Dorrigo Cowper To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran community. $2,389.00
Governor King Day Club St Marys Chifley To purchase new equipment to enhance the programs provided by the Day Club. $3,836.00
Kendall Men’s Shed Kendall Lyne To purchase tools and equipment for the Men’s Shed to expand the programs provided to members. $3,069.00
Moruya Sub-branch of the RSL of Australia NSW Branch Moruya Gilmore To refurbish the roof for the safety and benefit of the veteran community. $55,930.00
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Shoalhaven Sub-branch Mundamire Gilmore To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $3,188.00
New South Wales Maori Wardens Incorporated Bidwill Chifley To purchase a new vehicle for transporting veterans to commemorative and social functions. $29,242.00
Total Grants - NSW - 6 Total $97,654.00
QUEENSLAND
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount
Mitchie Day Club Mitchelton Ryan To undertake a series of bus and boat trips to reduce social isolation. $3,816.00
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Queensland) Incorporated Wacol Oxley To purchase new chairs to enhance activities provided for the veteran and general community. $9,950.00
Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) Redlands Sub-branch Incorporated Cleveland Bowman To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran and general community. $2,280.89
Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) National Servicemen’s Sub- branch Incorporated Mount Gravatt Bonner To purchase computer equipment and printing services to support the ongoing production of a newsletter. $4,833.64
Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) Ipswich Railway Sub-branch Incorporated North Ipswich Blair To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $5,000.00
Sunnybank District Community Men’s Shed Incorporated Sunnybank Hills Moreton To purchase and install a dust extraction system to facilitate activities provided by the Men’s Shed. $17,593.60
The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Incorporated Zillmere Lilley To upgrade the kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community. $16,757.82
Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia, Redcliffe Sub-branch Incorporated Redcliffe Petrie To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $4,305.00
Total Grants - QLD - 8 Total $64,536.95
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount
Ardrossan RSL Sub- branch Ardrossan Grey To install air-conditioning in the Sub-branch clubrooms for the wellbeing of the local veteran community. $2,300.00
Returned & Services’ League (Victor  Harbor) Sub- branch Incorporated Victor Harbor Mayo To install kitchen facilities in the Sub-branch’s new clubrooms to enhance activities provided to the veteran community. $101,200.00
The Naval Association of Australia Port Adelaide Sub-section Incorporated Port Adelaide Port Adelaide To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community. $70,447.27
Total Grants - SA - 3 Total $173,947.27
TASMANIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount
Launceston Legacy Incorporated Launceston Bass To purchase equipment for volunteers to provide gardening services for the veteran community. $7,818.18
Launceston Sub-branch of the Tasmanian Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia South Launceston Bass To repair the roof of the RSL Hall to ensure the continuation of activities provided for the veteran community. $14,500.00
Spring Bay RSL Sub- branch Incorporated Triabunna Lyons To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $1,650.00
The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex- Servicemen and Women (Tasmanian Branch) Incorporated North Hobart Denison To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $6,009.09
Total Grants - TAS 4 Total $29,977.27
VICTORIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Benalla RSL Sub-branch Benalla Indi To purchase computer equipment for the production of a newsletter. $681.82
Footscray RSL Sub- branch Incorporated Footscray Gellibrand To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $3,080.00
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Victoria Branch Inc – North East Victoria Sub- branch Wangaratta Indi To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation. $4,920.00
The Sale RSL & Community Sub-branch Incorporated Sale Gippsland To purchase lightweight furniture to enhance activities provided for the veteran community. $2,818.18
The Sale RSL & Community Sub-branch Incorporated Sale Gippsland To upgrade the clubrooms entrance to enhance activities provided to the veteran community. $12,660.00
Total Grants - VIC - 5 Total $24,160.00
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Returned Services League City of Cockburn Sub-branch Hamilton Hill Fremantle To upgrade the kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community. $27,395.00
Naval Association of Australia, Rockingham City Sub-section Incorporated Rockingham Brand To install air-conditioning in the Association’s clubrooms for the wellbeing of the local veteran community. $37,521.00
Returned & Services League Mt Barker Sub- branch Mount Barker O’Connor To install new carpet in the RSL clubrooms to improve safety and comfort for the veteran community. $3,741.00
The Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation Fremantle Fremantle To install air- conditioning in the Army Museum lecture room for the wellbeing of the local veteran community. $14,330.91
Total Grants - WA - 4 Total $82,987.91
Australian Capital Territory: NIL  
Northern Territory: NIL  
National Total: 30 Total $473,263.40

 

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.