09 October 2017

Geelong-Surf Coast Regional Veterans’ Centre receives funding boost

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, has announced government funding for essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in Corangamite.

Ms Henderson said the Geelong-Surf Coast Regional Veterans’ Centre will receive $34,128 through the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant program to assist the centre with providing help and advice to the veteran community.

“Ex-service organisations are making a real difference to the lives of veterans and ADF personnel by providing essential services from a trusted source,” Ms Henderson said.

“This money will help fund salaries for trained advocates and staff, essential office supplies, computer equipment, internet access and other administrative needs.”

“The Government is committed to providing ongoing support for our veterans, war widows and widowers, current serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families in Corangamite.”

For more information on BEST grants visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 1800 555 254.

9 October 2017