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Ministerial media release - Grants for veterans and communities

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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

 

25 January 2017

 

Grants support veterans and their communities

Veterans and their families in towns and cities around Australia will benefit from more than $500,000 in grants to ex-service organisations for community projects.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the latest round of 33 grants under the Veteran and Community Grants program.

"This round of grants will fund a diverse range of projects and equipment, including the upgrade of facilities to improve venue accessibility, computer equipment and social outings," Mr Tehan said.

"As a nation we must never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in the defence of our nation. The support provided through these grants complements efforts underway at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to transform services to the veteran community and their families and continue delivering improvements to their lives."

Ex-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups, private organisations and projects that promote improved independence and quality of life for veterans are eligible for funding 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.

 

VETERAN AND COMMUNITY GRANTS
2016-17 FUNDING ROUND THREE

 

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Appin Men's Shed Incorporated

Appin

Hume

To upgrade the toilet and kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$35,530.00

Grafton RSL Sub­branch

Grafton

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$3,000.00

Harrington - Crowdy Head Sub­branch of the RSL of Australia (NSW Branch)

Harrington

Lyne

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$4,580.00

Nambucca Heads Sub­branch of the RSL of Australia NSW Branch

Nambucca Heads

Cowper

To purchase tools and equipment for the Men's Shed to expand the programs provided to members.

$12,016.00

National Service & Combined Forces Association of Australia Maitland Branch

East Maitland

Paterson

To purchase new equipment including a marquee to enhance the program of activities provided by the branch.

$1,762.00

Royal Australian Airforce Association Coffs Harbour & District Branch

Coffs Harbour

Cowper

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$4,070.00

Total Grants - NSW - 6

Total $60,958.00

 

QUEENSLAND

Returned Services League of Aust (Queensland Branch) Kilcoy Sub­branch Incorporated

Kilcoy

Blair

To purchase computer equipment for the production of a newsletter.

$5,980.70

Palm Beach / Currumbin Legacy Laurel Club

Currumbin

McPherson

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$3,760.00

Veterans' Support Centre Lockyer/Brisbane Valley Incorporated

Laidley

Wright

To upgrade the kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$34,236.55

Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia, Bribie Island and Districts Sub­branch Incorporated

Bongaree

Longman

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$6,936.36

Total Grants - QLD - 4

Total $50,913.61

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Coonawarra Penola RSL Incorporated

Penola

Barker

To repair the roof of the RSL Hall to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable meeting place for the veteran community.

$12,362.00

Marion RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Marion

Boothby

To purchase new tables and chairs for the safety and comfort of the veteran community.

$15,415.45

Mount Barker RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Mount Barker

Mayo

To upgrade the Sub­branch clubrooms with new floor coverings, furniture, air­conditioning and audio­visual equipment to enhance activities held for the veteran community.

$55,032.00

Pinnaroo Returned and Services League Sub­branch

Pinnaroo

Barker

To upgrade clubroom facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$24,791.00

RAAF Association Mitcham Branch Incorporated

Hawthorn

Boothby

To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$7,480.00

Returned & Services' League Meningie Sub­branch Incorporated

Meningie

Barker

To upgrade kitchen facilities in the RSL Hall and purchase new chairs to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$48,732.00

Returned and Services League Blanchetown Sub­branch Incorporated

Blanchetown

Barker

To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$34,333.00

Returned & Services League (Riverton) Sub­branch Incorporated

Riverton

Wakefield

To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$2,350.91

The Elizabeth and Salisbury Sub­section of the Naval Association of Australia (SA) Incorporated

Elizabeth South

Wakefield

To install air­conditioning, upgrade chairs and improve kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$24,346.00

Total Grants - SA - 9

Total $224,842.36

 

TASMANIA

Defence Force Veterans Time Out Workshop Incorporated

Glenorchy

Denison

To install a dust extraction to reduce health and safety hazards for members of the veteran community.

$17,593.00

RAAF Association Tasmanian Division North West Branch

Sulpher Creek

Braddon

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$1,890.00

Railton Bowls Club Incorporated

Railton

Lyons

To install shadecloth to provide shelter from the sun for members of the veteran community playing lawn bowls.

$1,265.00

Total Grants - TAS - 3

Total $20,748.00

 

VICTORIA

1066 Hastings Day Club

Hastings

Flinders

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$6,285.00

Leongatha RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Leongatha

McMillan

To purchase a new vehicle for transporting veterans to commemorative and social functions.

$35,744.55

Moe RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Moe

McMillan

To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$23,300.00

National Servicemen's Association of Australia Victorian Branch - Geelong & District Sub­branch

Glen Waverley

Corangamite

To purchase a defibrillator to support the wellbeing of members.

$2,995.00

Naval Association of Australia Dandenong Sub­section

Cranbourne East

Holt

To purchase computer equipment for the production of a newsletter.

$3,645.00

Oakleigh Carnegie RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Oakleigh

Chisholm

To refurbish the electrical wiring in the clubrooms for the safety and benefit of the veteran community.

$29,450.00

Oakleigh Carnegie RSL Sub­branch Incorporated

Oakleigh

Chisholm

To purchase a defibrillator and conduct first aid training courses for members.

$4,409.09

Portland Group Hamilton & District Legacy

Portland

Wannon

To upgrade existing toilet facilities for the wellbeing of the veteran community.

$4,545.45

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Outer Eastern Melbourne Sub­branch

Boronia

La Trobe

To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$3,722.00

Total Grants - VIC - 9

Total $114,096.09

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Gosnells Community Men's Shed Incorporated

Gosnells

Burt

To assist with fitting out a new building for the Gosnells Men's Shed to expand the range of activities provided for the local veteran community.

$25,590.91

Returned and Services League of Australia Mandurah Sub­branch

Mandurah

Canning

To purchase computer equipment for the production of a newsletter and to provide access to online services for the veteran community.

$4,120.91

Total Grants - WA - 2

Total $29,711.82

 

Australian Capital Territory: NIL

 

Northern Territory: NIL

 

National Total: 33

Total $501,269.88

 

 

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: 02 6277 7820
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 and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 45 46). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.

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