Local veterans and community groups are urged get in quick to apply for the 2021-22 rounds of the Veteran and Community Grants and Supporting Younger Veterans Grants which are closing on Thursday, January 20.
Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain said the grants deliver valuable funding to community organisations providing activities and services that support the wellbeing of veterans and their families.
“Recent grant funding has gone to a wide variety of support programs across the country, including wellness weekends and care packages for defence personnel, fishing and sporting activities, and even off-road racing,” Ms McBain said.
“I know there are groups and organisations that could really use this funding for practical projects and activities and I’d love to see some of these worthwhile Eden-Monaro projects get funded.
“These grants will help improve and expand existing services, build capacity for future projects, and raise awareness of the issues facing veterans and their families.
“I meet regularly with many local ex-service organisations and have enormous respect for the critical role they play in providing mateship, advocacy and support.”
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
A small number of grants of up to $150,000 are also available for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad scale benefit to the veteran community.
The 2021-22 grants rounds are now open online through the Community Grants Hub and close 20 January 2022.