Government funding to help local veteran organisations

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has announced Government funding for essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in the electorate.

Mr Pitt said funding of $128,008.61 through the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program would be used by local ex-service organisations to continue providing vital help and advice to the veteran community.

“Our local ex-service organisations are making a real difference in the lives of veterans and ADF personnel by providing essential services from a trusted source,” Mr Pitt said.

“This money will help fund salaries for trained advocates and pension staff, essential office supplies, computer equipment, internet access and other administrative needs.

“The Government is committed to providing ongoing support for our veterans, war widows and widowers, current serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families in Hinkler.”

The successful organisations in Hinkler are:

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Bundaberg and District Sub-branch

$8,112.57

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Hervey Bay City Sub-branch

$42,359.91

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch        

$49,728.43

RSL (QLD) Toogoom and District Sub-branch       

$23,242.26

RSL (QLD) Isis Sub-branch

$4,565.44

TOTAL

$128,008.61

For more information on BEST grants visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 1800 555 254.

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