Local RSLs and veteran’s support organisations are encouraged to apply for funding under the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program for projects that help members of the Defence Force as they transition back into civilian life.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the grants program delivers services for younger veterans and helps raise awareness of the challenges they face.
“The Supporting Younger Veterans grants program is just one way we honour the service and sacrifice of every Australian who serves in defence of our nation,” Mr Buchholz said.
“These grants increase collaboration between ex-service organisations and community organisations and will also lead to a national approach to services for younger veterans through the expansion of established services into new regions.”
There is no maximum or minimum amount that can be sought for this grants program; however, all applications will be assessed on their merit and subject to a cost benefit analysis.
Applications for the next round of Supporting Younger Veterans grants close on 1 September 2017.
Mr Buchholz encouraged local ex-service organisations to apply for projects that would benefit local young veterans.
“We have an active Defence community in our electorate, with the Landwarfare Centre at Canungra and with Amberley Airforce base close by. These grants will target the unique needs of our younger veterans and directly benefit members of our local veteran community,” Mr Buchholz said.
For more information about the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program, visit: https://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants.