Local veterans will benefit from grant funding of $1,800 that will assist the Probus Club of Ingham to provide bus trips to reduce social isolation.
Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the funding was delivered as part of the Coalition Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program, for improving the quality of life for veterans and their families.
“Congratulations to the Probus Club of Ingham for securing this funding,” Senator Macdonald said.
“The group do a wonderful job supporting the local community, and has a well-deserved reputation for its commitment to improving the lives of our veterans.”
Senator Macdonald said the Australian Government was committed to improving the quality of life for veterans and their families, through funding like the Veteran and Community Grants program, and efforts underway at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to transform services to the veteran community.
He said he encouraged more local ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of veterans to apply for funding through the program.
In this funding round, nearly $800,000 has been awarded to 47 projects across the country, including 16 others in Queensland.
For more information about the Veteran and Community Grants program or to apply, visit the DVA website www.dva.gov.au/consulation-and-grants/grants or contact your nearest DVA office on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional areas.