A community project in the Camden Haven has received federal government funding to benefit local veterans and their families.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the Laurieton RSL sub branch would receive $18,581 to fund bus excursions to promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing and reduce isolation.
The excursions would be to various destinations including Roses in the Hunter Garden and Riverboat Postman.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Laurieton RSL on securing the grant under the Veteran and Community Grants program,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The Federal Coalition Government is committed to improving the quality of life for veterans and their families.
“Our government is supporting this important program so local organisations like Laurieton RSL can provide much-needed services to veterans in our community.
“The benefits of this Veteran and Community Grants funding will also flow on to the local community.
“I encourage all ex-service community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community to apply for funding through the DVA Veteran and Community Grants program.
“The dedication and hard work of local organisations such ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities that allow them to continue active roles in their communities.”
The Veteran and Community Grants will be available online through the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub.
For more information visit www.communitygrants.gov.au