The Victorian Government is continuing to support veterans and their families in Western Victoria, with the latest round of grants to support the ex-service community.
Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney earlier this week announced the successful recipients from three separate veterans’ grants programs, delivering 62 projects State wide.
The announcement includes more than $46,000 for the Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch for their RSL Veterans Support Centre which delivers services to veterans and to their families too. The Centre helps veterans in dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, funds benevolent welfare grants and supports recent veterans from the Timor conflict onwards, to deliver preventative mental health programs, reconnecting veterans and supporting their transition back into the local community.
Other projects in Western Victoria include those that will preserve veterans’ legacy for future generations, as well as ongoing support to assist ex-service organisations impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic.
For a full list of successful recipients in this area and information on other veteran grant opportunities, visit: vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane
“Just as our veterans have served our country, it is our duty now to support them. The Victorian Government is proud to preserve their legacy for future generations.”
“Victoria’s veterans have faced a different kind of battle this year. This funding will provide critical health and welfare support to our ex-service men and women and their families during these challenging times.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Veterans have a very special place in the hearts and minds of Victorians – and their service must never be forgotten.”
“It is fantastic to see Warrnambool RSL recognised for their good work in the local community.”
Quote attributable to Victorian Veterans Council Chair Roger Clifton
“This support is particularly important this year, as are the continued
opportunities for commemoration and remembrance that these grants provide.”