Veterans groups in Mallee will receive an additional $18,000 from the Australian Government to further support local veterans and their families.
Swan Hill & District Veterans Information Centre is set to receive $11,531 and Wimmera Veterans Centre will receive $6,892 in funding support.
They are among 127 ex-service organisations (ESOs) sharing in $4.35 million through the 2021 round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the BEST Program assists ESOs across the country to deliver the highest quality services.
“This additional funding will help these groups provide veterans even greater transition support, assistance with claims and entitlements, and access to services such as rehabilitation and wellbeing programs,” Minister Gee said.
“It will make a real difference to those on the ground, providing critical support and resources for veterans in Mallee.
Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said that ESOs in Mallee play a crucial role in supporting local veterans and their families.
“I would like to thank Swan Hill & District Veterans Information Centre and Wimmera Veterans Centre who provide advocacy and support services to our local veteran community.”
“This year has been tough for many and this funding demonstrates the commitment of the Liberal and Nationals Government to support our ex service men and women and their families.”
“These additional funds will help with the costs of staff, equipment and services that directly support veterans and their families.”
To apply for future rounds of the BEST Program or for further information, including a full list of successful recipients, visit the Community Grants Hub website https://www.communitygrants.gov.au