Funding boost for veteran advocacy in Tamworth
15 Oct 2019
Pictured: Mr Joyce with Tamworth RSL Sub Branch Vice President David Howells and President Jayne McCarthy.
Tamworth veterans and their families will benefit from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said this funding will help local ex-service and community organisations to continue to put veterans and their families first.
“It is through the dedication and hard work of ex-service and community organisations that veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities allowing them to continue active roles in the New England,” Mr Joyce said.
“I congratulate Tamworth Legacy Club and Tamworth RSL Sub Branch for receiving grants of $16,071 and $54,205 respectively, through DVA’s Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program.
“Legacy and the RSL Sub Branch have provided continued support to our veterans and their families through their programs, especially in the Tamworth region where many former members of the defence force now call home.”
Mr Joyce said that ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations play a crucial role in supporting the health and welfare of the veteran community.
“Thank you to these organisations for providing support to our veterans and their families when it is most needed,” he said.
The Federal Government will continue to support veterans and their families by providing more than $4 million to 139 projects across the country under the program.
For more information on BEST grants visit the grants page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website (www.dva.gov.au/grants).