The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help Colac commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said that Colac Legacy Club Inc will receive $2500 under the ANZAC day Proceeds Fund.
The funding will go towards providing drivers and buses to enable Legacy widows, ex-servicemen/women and the broader veteran community to have social interaction.
The Club provides transport for weekly shopping/business, to the RSL, bingo and bowls, monthly Laurel club meetings, lunch outings and medical appointments as required.
The Anzac Day Proceeds Fund provides grants to community organisations to deliver important welfare initiatives to veterans and their families.
This builds on the Labor Government’s work to preserve and educate Victorians about the service of our veterans through the $5 million commitment to the Anzac Centenary and $1 million to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
For more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities visit: www.dpc.vic.gov.au/veterans
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“The Colac district has a proud wartime history – it’s important we give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve.”
“This funding will help Colac Legacy Club educate future generations, and allow people to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.”
“Our veterans have selflessly protected us, so we have to do everything we can to protect them. They’ve earned it – for the rest of their lives.”