Funding applications open for Veterans’ Health Week

Tuesday, June 27 2017

The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
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Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today said that community groups and ex-service organisations could apply for funding to support local events organised for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.

Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, 2017 with the theme of ‘physical activity’.

Mr Tehan said ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community groups with a link to the veteran community were eligible to apply for VHW funding for activities relevant to this year’s theme. Applications for funding close on Monday, 31 July 2017.

“We should all be trying to lead a fitter and healthier life, and Veterans’ Health Week is a fantastic opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of nation while promoting healthy living,” Mr Tehan said.

“We are encouraging ESOs and community groups to organise events that encourage healthy, active and engaged communities to support current and former ADF personnel and their families.

“Veterans’ Health Week events will help connect veterans with their local communities and should be a lot of fun for everyone.”

The VHW funding application form, information kit, resource guide and other documentation to assist activity organisers are available on the DVA website.

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

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.