Grant to improve access to Isis RSL

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the Isis RSL Sub-Branch will be able to better support local veterans after receiving Federal Government funding to install a disabled access ramp.

Mr Pitt congratulated the organisation on its successful $15,586.36 grant, which was through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

“This program funds projects that will improve the quality of life for veterans in local communities,” he said.

“The funding for the Isis RSL’s project is recognition of the important work they do in our community supporting veterans.

“These projects are an important way we honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who defend our nation and our values,” Mr Pitt said.

Isis RSL Sub-Branch chairman John Buckingham said the organisation was very appreciative of the Department of Veterans Affairs grant.

“It will enable us to provide access to veterans and community members alike whom suffer with mobility problems.

“This grant means we can now build a much needed disability ramp which will allow participation for those previously excluded due to lack of access to the club’s facilities, events and functions.”

Isis RSL Sub-Branch treasurer Paul Collier said it had been a long held objective of the Board to accommodate everyone in experiencing the hospitality of the Isis RSL.

“We look forward in the near future to being able to showcase the new ramp and enhanced facilities that this grant will make possible.”

Mr Pitt said local organisations and projects can make a real difference in the veteran community and ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities that will allow them to continue active roles in their communities.

“I encourage ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community to apply for funding through the 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.