Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Veterans and their families in the Clarence Valley will benefit from a Federal Government grant to the Townsend Men’s and Women’s Shed.
The Townsend Men’s and Women’s Shed has received almost $10,000 to purchase tools and other equipment to expand the programmes it offers the community under the Veteran and Community Grants program that supports important services and helps improve the lives of local veterans and their families.
Mr Hogan said the Townsend Men’s and Women’s Shed had a well-deserved reputation for its commitment to improving the lives of those who have served our nation.
“There are many ways that has a community we honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our country and these grants help at a local level,” he said.
“The dedication and hard work of organisations such as the Men’s and Women’s Shed ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities that allow them to be a part of our community.
“The benefits of this Veteran and Community Grants funding will flow on to entire community.”
Ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community are all eligible to apply for funding through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) Veteran and Community Grants program.
For more information about the Veteran and Community Grants program or to apply, visit the DVA website www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants or contact your nearest DVA office on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.