Barnaby Joyce

 

                                                           

Joyce encourages groups to apply for Veterans’ grants in 2017

 

23 January 2017


Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has called on local community groups to apply for Australian Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel.

 

“As a community we continue to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our country and that is why the Australian Government has grant money available to support local projects,” Mr Joyce said.

 

“The grants on offer are another example of the Government’s efforts to support our past and present servicemen and women.

 

“Any group can apply for grant funding towards activities that assist the health and quality of life of our veterans or commemorative projects that honour our military history.

 

“Further funding is available for ex-service organisations (ESOs) to improve their capacity and to assist in supporting compensation and welfare assistance to veterans and their dependents.

 

“During the 2016 election, the Coalition committed to providing $4 million over four years to support younger veterans.  As a result of this commitment, a new grants program – Supporting Younger Veterans – will be established to assist projects that seek to engage and involve our younger veterans, particularly with their transition to civilian life.

 

“I encourage groups in the New England Electorate to explore the grants on offer and apply if they could benefit our community or organisation.”

 

In 2017, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) will run funding rounds in the grant programs described below:

The Supporting Younger Veterans program will commence in the first quarter of the 2017–18 financial year.  More details will be available in the second quarter of 2017.

 

For further information on this program or any of the others, please see DVA’s website (http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants), which contains information on each of DVA’s grant programs and how to apply.

 

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