Australia

Media Release

The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Minister for Veteransí Affairs
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5 July 2017                
 

 

Grants support veterans and their communities
 

Minister for Veteransí Affairs Dan Tehan announced today that veterans, their families and local communities around Australia would benefit from more than $473,000 in Government grant funding for community projects.
 

Mr Tehan said grant funding had been provided to 30 community projects under the Veteran and Community Grants program.

ďThis grant program provides money to local community organisations so they can better support our veterans and their families,Ē Mr Tehan said.

ďMany of the projects received funding to organise social outings for veterans or upgrade and repair veteran community centres.

ďThese are local projects where Government money will be spent in the community to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our nation.

ďEx-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups and private organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to support projects that promote improved independence and quality of life for veterans through the Veteran and Community Grants program.Ē


 

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 FOUR


 

NEW SOUTH WALES                                                                                 

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount

Dorrigo Sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch Dorrigo Cowper To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$2,389.00

Governor King Day Club St Marys Chifley To purchase new equipment to enhance the programs provided by the Day Club.

$3,836.00

Kendall Menís Shed Kendall Lyne To purchase tools and equipment for the Menís Shed to expand the programs provided to members.

$3,069.00

Moruya Sub-branch of the RSL of Australia NSW Branch Moruya Gilmore To refurbish the roof for the safety and benefit of the veteran community.

$55,930.00

National Servicemenís Association of Australia Shoalhaven Sub-branch Mundamire Gilmore To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$3,188.00

New South Wales Maori Wardens Incorporated Bidwill Chifley To purchase a new vehicle for transporting veterans to commemorative and social functions.

$29,242.00

Total Grants - NSW - 6

Total $97,654.00


 


 


 

QUEENSLAND

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount

Mitchie Day Club Mitchelton Ryan To undertake a series of bus and boat trips to reduce social isolation.

$3,816.00

National Servicemenís Association of Australia (Queensland) Incorporated Wacol Oxley To purchase new chairs to enhance activities provided for the veteran and general community.

$9,950.00

Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) Redlands Sub-branch Incorporated Cleveland Bowman To purchase a public address system to enhance activities provided for the veteran and general community.

$2,280.89

Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) National Servicemenís Sub- branch Incorporated Mount Gravatt Bonner To purchase computer equipment and printing services to support the ongoing production of a newsletter.

$4,833.64

Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) Ipswich Railway Sub-branch Incorporated North Ipswich Blair To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$5,000.00

Sunnybank District Community Menís Shed Incorporated Sunnybank Hills Moreton To purchase and install a dust extraction system to facilitate activities provided by the Menís Shed.

$17,593.60

The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Incorporated Zillmere Lilley To upgrade the kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$16,757.82

Vietnam Veteransí Association of Australia, Redcliffe Sub-branch Incorporated Redcliffe Petrie To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$4,305.00

Total Grants - QLD - 8

Total $64,536.95


 


 


 


 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount

Ardrossan RSL Sub- branch Ardrossan Grey To install air-conditioning in the Sub-branch clubrooms for the wellbeing of the local veteran community.

$2,300.00

Returned & Servicesí League (Victor  Harbor) Sub- branch Incorporated Victor Harbor Mayo To install kitchen facilities in the Sub-branchís new clubrooms to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$101,200.00

The Naval Association of Australia Port Adelaide Sub-section Incorporated Port Adelaide Port Adelaide To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$70,447.27

Total Grants - SA - 3

Total $173,947.27


 


 

TASMANIA

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount

Launceston Legacy Incorporated Launceston Bass To purchase equipment for volunteers to provide gardening services for the veteran community.

$7,818.18

Launceston Sub-branch of the Tasmanian Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia South Launceston Bass To repair the roof of the RSL Hall to ensure the continuation of activities provided for the veteran community.

$14,500.00

Spring Bay RSL Sub- branch Incorporated Triabunna Lyons To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$1,650.00

The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex- Servicemen and Women (Tasmanian Branch) Incorporated North Hobart Denison To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$6,009.09

Total Grants - TAS 4

Total $29,977.27

VICTORIA

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount $

Benalla RSL Sub-branch Benalla Indi To purchase computer equipment for the production of a newsletter.

$681.82

Footscray RSL Sub- branch Incorporated

Footscray

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

$3,080.00

National Servicemenís Association of Australia Victoria Branch Inc Ė North East Victoria Sub- branch Wangaratta Indi To undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.

$4,920.00

The Sale RSL & Community Sub-branch Incorporated Sale Gippsland To purchase lightweight furniture to enhance activities provided for the veteran community.

$2,818.18

The Sale RSL & Community Sub-branch Incorporated Sale Gippsland To upgrade the clubrooms entrance to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$12,660.00

Total Grants - VIC - 5

Total $24,160.00


 


 


 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Recipient

Location

Electorate

Funding description

Amount $

Returned Services League City of Cockburn Sub-branch Hamilton Hill Fremantle To upgrade the kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to the veteran community.

$27,395.00

Naval Association of Australia, Rockingham City Sub-section Incorporated Rockingham Brand To install air-conditioning in the Associationís clubrooms for the wellbeing of the local veteran community.

$37,521.00

Returned & Services League Mt Barker Sub- branch Mount Barker OíConnor To install new carpet in the RSL clubrooms to improve safety and comfort for the veteran community.

$3,741.00

The Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation Fremantle Fremantle To install air- conditioning in the Army Museum lecture room for the wellbeing of the local veteran community.

$14,330.91

Total Grants - WA - 4

Total $82,987.91


 

Australian Capital Territory: NIL


 

Northern Territory:  NIL


 

National Total: 30

Total      $473,263.40

 

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehanís Office: 02 6277 7820

Department of Veteransí 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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