MORE than $875,000 of funding will be delivered to 68 projects across Australia under the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) and Men’s Health Peer Education (MHPE) programs.
Federal Member for Mallee, Dr Anne Webster said this funding allows local community organisations to support veterans and their families.
“The V&CG and MHPE programs help organisations deliver projects which will promote and enhance healthy lifestyles with a focus on physical activity and mental wellbeing,” Dr Webster said.
“In Mallee, this program will provide over $20,000 to the Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre. This will allow them to undertake construction of a disabled toilet and an all access kitchen to ensure a safe environment for members.
Funding will also deliver support for initiatives to help improve veteran mental health and wellbeing, purchasing of equipment for a more inclusive environment and experiences aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.
“Congratulations to the Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre and thank you for the support that you offer the veteran community,” Dr Webster said.
“This funding will not only support local veterans and their families but it will also benefit the wider community and local businesses.”
To find out more information visit the Veteran and Community Grants program page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website or visit the Community Grants Hub.