Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Veterans and their families in Townsend will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for local projects.
Townsend Men’s and Women’s Shed has received $9545 for the purchase of new tools and equipment 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 purchase of these new tools and equipment will allow the Shed to expand the programs in provides to members.
“The dedication and hard work of organisations such as the Townsend 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.