Media release - Veteran Health and Wellbeing Supported in Brisbane

Veteran Health and Wellbeing Supported in Brisbane

 

More activities supporting the health and wellbeing of Brisbane’s veteran community will receive a share of more than $2.4 million in funding under the Federal Government’s Veteran and Community Grants Program.


Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women, Senator Amanda Stoker said these programs provided through local organisations are important in ensuring veterans and their families continue to get the support that they need.


“In Queensland, the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Queensland) and the Naval Association of Australia (Queensland Section) have received a total of $21,400,” Senator Stoker said.


“The National Servicemen’s Association will purchase some raised garden beds, conduct a series of healthy eating workshops; and encourage social interaction with a BBQ boat, while the Naval Association will buy computers to help the Bayside Sub-Section Veterans stay connected and organise virtual meetings,”


“Around 1,780 local veterans and their families will benefit.


“Congratulations to the successful applicants for this round and thank you for the ongoing support that you offer to the veteran community.


“This funding not only supports local veterans and their families, but has a growing effect within our communities, by supporting local employment and businesses.”


The funding will also go towards the development of new programs and services to help reduce social isolation by supporting local social events, upgrade existing facilities, create a community garden and provide transportation for veterans to participate in community events.


For more information visit the Veteran and Community Grants program page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website or visit the Community Grants Hub.


ENDS


Media contact:Valeria Cheglov 0438 494 351 / Patrick Hannaford 0424 625 518