Forster-Tuncurry veterans and their families throughout the Great Lakes will benefit from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said this funding will help local ex-service and community organisations to continue to put veterans and their families first.

“It is through the dedication and hard work of ex-service and community organisations that veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities allowing them to continue active roles in their local communities,” Dr Gillespie said.

“I congratulate Forster-Tuncurry RSL Sub-Branch for receiving a $4102 grant through DVA’s Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program.

“The Forster-Tuncurry RSL Sub-Branch has provided continued to support to our veterans and their families through their programs.”

Dr Gillespie said that ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations play a crucial role in supporting the health and welfare of the veteran community.

“Thank you to these organisations for provide support to our veterans and their families when it is most needed,” Dr Gillespie said.

“The Government will continue to support veterans and their families by providing more than $4 million to 139 projects across the country.”

For more information on BEST grants visit the grants page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.