The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our local veteran community and honouring their incredible sacrifice with funding to Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch would receive over $12,000 to refit the veterans services entrance area and reconfigure existing office spaces to add new facilities to support veterans.
It’s one of 50 projects across the state to share in $1.1 million through three grant programs aimed at improving the lives of veterans and their families and ensuring their contributions are remembered for years to come.
The grants include $688,000 for 24 projects through the Veterans Capital Works Grant Program, which funds building improvements for not-for-profit and ex-service organisations delivering services to veterans and their families.”
Eight projects will receive support through the Victoria Remembers Grant Program, which provides up to $30,000 to projects honouring veterans and educating Victorians about their contributions. Projects include an exhibition at the Shrine of Remembrance that will explore children’s experiences of war through the lens of popular culture.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour grant program offers up to $50,000 to projects which restore or update war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.
For more information about grant programs for the veteran community, visit vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We are backing this project to increase facilities to give better access to essential services for veterans.”
“I am pleased to support improvements to facilities where groups such as Warrnambool RSL continue their important work, delivering services to veterans and their families.”