Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, today announced the local veteran community in Ballarat will benefit from funding under the Veteran & Community Grants.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, approved $5338 for the Golden Begonia Day Club which will help maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for the local veteran community.
“This funding on ANZAC Eve will help the club buy a secure storage cabinet and digital camera for club activities and to undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation.
“The announcement is a positive step forward and I am delighted that this hard working organisation is receiving a helping hand from the Australian Government,” Ms King said.
Ex-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community are all eligible to apply for funding through the Veteran & Community Grants program.
“I would like to congratulate the club for receiving this grant. It acknowledges that Australia’s veteran community is a deserving group and that we should continue to support them now and into the future.
Without organisations such as the Golden Begonia Day Club our veterans would not have access to initiatives that improve community care services and encourage social interaction and excursions.
For more information about the Veteran & Community Grants program visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or contact your nearest Department of Veterans’ Affairs office on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.