$208,000 To Improve Community Support For Veterans

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The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs


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Wednesday 21 May 2008  


$208,000 TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR VETERANS


Twenty seven community projects across Victoria will receive a total of $208,064 to help

improve veteran health and independence, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin,

announced today.


Mr Griffin said the funding demonstrated the Rudd Government’s commitment to supporting

organisations dedicated to caring for veterans and their dependants.


“The Veteran & Community Grants program provides seed funding to local and community

organisations for projects that directly support local veteran communities,” Mr Griffin said.


“It is important that veterans have access to a range of programs that teach them skills to help

them remain independent and active, particularly for the elderly living by themselves.


“Today’s funding supports a range of projects to encourage veterans to learn new life skills

including Cooking for One or Two programs, healthy living and computer skills courses.


“Veteran & Community Grants also help fund local initiatives that improve access to community

care services and encourage social interaction through Day Clubs, Men’s Sheds and social

excursions,” the Minister said.


Mr Griffin said hundreds of local and community organisations had benefited from more than

$1.5 million in funding through grants programs since the Federal election last year. 


Mr Griffin encouraged local and community organisations interested in applying for funding to

visit www.dva.gov.au/health/grants or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254 (for

metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non-metropolitan callers).




Media inquiries: Laura Ryan 0437 863 109


Editors note:  A list of grant recipients is attached.




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Veteran & Community Grant Victoria Recipients


Cobaw Community Health Service will receive a grant of $6820 to help provide Cooking for

One or Two program for local veterans.


Moyne Health Services will receive a grant of $4428 to help establish an assisted shopping

program for vision impaired veterans of Port Fairy and surrounding districts.


The Inverloch RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $18,497 to help upgrade the toilet

facilities at the sub-branch.


Yea RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $12,569 to help upgrade the sub-branch,

including replacing the kitchen stove and installing air-conditioning.


The Camperdown RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $26,318 to help upgrade the sub-

branch, including updating the kitchen floor coverings and installing a new hot water system.


The Inverleigh RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $3176 to help repair the roofing of the

sub-branch premises, including the electrical wiring.


Coleraine RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $8970 to help upgrade kitchen facilities,

including bench tops and cupboards at the sub-branch.


The Warracknabeal RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $19,427 to help upgrade the new

sub-branch premises including updating the toilet facilities and electrical wiring.


The Victorian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Federation will receive a grant of $7000 to

help purchase and install a ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning system at Bowder House.


The Pakenham RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $5852 to help replace floor coverings

and install security lighting at the sub-branch.


The Bendigo District RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $18,124 to help establish a

Recreation, Skills and Leisure Centre for the local veteran community.


The Warrnambool RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $6345 to help purchase

equipment including a laptop computer and printer to produce a monthly newsletter. 


The Geelong Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Welfare and Social Club will receive a

grant of $5164 to help with bus hire costs to take veterans on social outings.


The East Gippsland Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Social Club will receive a grant

of $4016 to help with bus hire costs to take veterans on social outings.


The War Widows and Widowed Mothers Association, Eaglehawk and District Branch, will

receive a grant of $3206 to help with bus hire costs to provide social outings for association

members.


The Seabreeze Day Club will receive a grant of $4320 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


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The Whitehorse Day Club will receive a grant of $5500 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


The Bluebird Day Club will receive a grant of $3570 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


The Eastern Suburbs Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Social Club will receive a grant

of $7087 to help with bus hire costs to provide social outings for club members.


The Harvester Day Club will receive a grant of $2561 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


The Langmore Day Club will receive a grant of $3622 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


The Sunrise Day Club will receive a grant of $2160 to help with bus hire costs to provide

social outings for club members.


Foster Bowls Club will receive a grant of $11,000 to help replace the surface of one of the

club’s bowling greens with a synthetic surface.


The Yackandandah Bowling Club will receive a grant of $3850 to help raise the level of a

concrete landing at the club.


The Sandringham Bowls Club will receive a grant of $8570 to help upgrade the clubhouse

facilities, including erecting a sun shelter for the protection of the players.


Lilydale Seniors Computer Club will receive a grant of $4099 to help purchase computer

equipment for a computer access project for local veterans.


The Healesville RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $1813 to help purchase a computer

to produce a newsletter for sub-branch members.









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