South West Rocks Veterans Grant
Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has announced a $5,714 grant to buy computer equipment for the South West Rocks RSL Sub Branch.
The Veteran and Community Grants Programme grant will help produce the branch’s newsletters, which help keep veterans in the area informed and connected.
“It is also a great resource for the branch to use at its Day Club, where veterans and family can meet and access a computer, when they may not otherwise be able to,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“These type of grants assist the elderly to remain active, independent and connected, which goes a long way in alleviating social isolation.
“RSL sub-branches across the Mid North Coast have a well-deserved reputation for their commitment to improving the lives of those who have served our nation.
“The South West Rocks RSL Sub-Branch is particularly active in providing services, support and activities for our veterans.
“We need to honour the service and sacrifice of our ex-servicemen and women who serve in defence of our country and these grants help to recognise them at a local level,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
Veteran and Community Grants enable organisations across the Cowper electorate to continue to offer a range of activities, programs and services to enrich the lives of veterans and their families.
Ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community are all eligible to apply for funding through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) Veteran and Community Grants program.
For more information about the Veteran and Community Grants program or to apply, visit the DVA website www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants or contact your nearest DVA office on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.