Media Release - Funding Boost to Support Local Veterans

Veteran groups across Brisbane will receive more than $180,000 from the Morrison Government to further support local veterans and their families.

Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women, Queensland Senator Amanda Stoker said they are among 127 ex-service organisations (ESOs) sharing in $4.35 million through the 2021 round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program, which assists ESOs across the country to deliver services.

“This additional funding will help these groups provide veterans even greater transition support, assistance with claims and entitlements, and access to services such as rehabilitation and wellbeing programs,” Senator Stoker said.

“It will make a real difference to those on the ground, providing critical support and resources for veterans in Brisbane.

“This year has been tough for many and this funding boost is a clear commitment of the Australian Government’s ongoing support for our ESOs and the local veteran community.”

“I would like to thank all ESOs that provide advocacy services for our local veteran community, ensuring they are well supported.”

“These additional funds will help with the costs of support staff, equipment and services that directly support veterans and their families.”

To apply for future rounds of the BEST Program or for further information, including a full list of successful recipients, visit: www.communitygrants.gov.au

 

The Legacy Club of Brisbane Limited

$65,804.43

 

Armed Services Assistance Centre Inc.

$55,680.06

 

National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Queensland) Inc.

$49,385.77

 

Australian War Widows Queensland

$14,510.26