Grants available for projects that deliver benefits to the veteran community

Senator for NSW, Ian Molan, representing Dobell

Money for projects supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families is now available in the Veteran and Community Grants program.

Senator Molan said grants would provide funding for projects that promote a healthy lifestyle, help veterans to remain living independently in their own homes, reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services.

“Communities know best what will benefit veterans and their families and these grants will provide opportunities to community organisations to extend the important support they provide to veterans and their families,” he said.

“The health and wellbeing of the veteran community is an ongoing priority for the Federal Government and the Veteran and Community Grants Program is a way to support local solutions.”

Ex-Service organisations and community organisation partners are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 for local, community based projects and activities.

A small number of large grants of up to $150,000 is available for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad scale benefit to the veteran community.

The 2020-21 grant round is now open online and follows the successful Veterans’ Health Week where social connection amidst the coronavirus pandemic was the theme and key focus of events.

Grant applications will close on January 29, 2021.

Sue Murray