THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
18 May 2011
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, today announced funding for 76 projects and initiatives across Australia which will help the veteran community with local health and wellbeing activities.
The funding is part of the Australian Government’s Veteran & Community Grants program which provides support to veteran and community organisations around the country.
“I am pleased to announce that $984,425 has been allocated to 76 projects in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and Western Australia,” Mr Snowdon said.
“This will assist with a range of initiatives from purchasing equipment for conducting music workshops to piloting a seniors’ mental and physical regenerative wellness program.
“These projects help veterans, war widows and widowers, and their families engage socially— and are designed to improve access to community care services.
“It is important the veteran community has access to a range of programs where they can learn skills to help them remain independent and active, particularly for the elderly living by themselves,” Mr Snowdon said.
Veteran & Community Grants are available to ex-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community.
Local and community organisations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non-metropolitan callers).
Editor’s note: A list of grant recipients is attached.
Minister Snowdon: Alice Plate 0400 045 999
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203