DVA community grants

Another $800,000 has been granted to local organisations providing services to veterans. Click here for information about further opportunities.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has announced over $800,000 in grants to 77 community projects across the country.

The Veteran & Community Grants program provides seed funding to local and community organisations for projects that directly support local veteran communities.

Each project will receive an average of over $10,000 to improve veteran health and independence, said Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin.

“It is important that veterans have access to a range of programs that teach them skills to help them remain independent and active, particularly for the elderly living by themselves,” he said.

The funding supports a range of projects to encourage veterans to learn new life skills, including Cooking for One or Two programs as well as healthy living programs and computer courses.

“Veteran & Community Grants also help fund local initiatives that improve access to community care services and encourage social interaction through Day Clubs, Men’s Sheds and social excursions,” said Mr Griffin.

The Minister said hundreds of local and community organisations had benefited from more than $1.5 million in funding through grants programs since the Federal election last year.

Community organisations interested in applying for funding can visit this website or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non-metropolitan callers).

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