Programs and activities supporting the health and wellbeing of our veteran community in the Limestone Coast will receive a share of more than $2.4 million worth of funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program, announced today.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said these programs provided through local organisations are an important factor to ensuring veterans and their families continue to get the support that they need.

“In the Limestone Coast, funding has been allocated to three RSL Sub-Branch’s to undertake necessary upgrades.” Mr Pasin said.

Successful applicants in the Limestone Coast are the following:

  • Lucindale RSL Sub-Branch $20,000 – Install a disability access ramp at the Lucindale RSL Sub-Branch to improve access and safety for it’s members.
  • Robe RSL Sub-Branch $9,800 – Upgrade kitchen equipment and purchase chairs to enable the Sub-Branch to develop and extend a range of social and wellbeing activities for Veterans and their families in the region.
  • The Tatiara Men’s Shed $12,807 – Upgrade tools and equipment at the Tatiara Men’s Shed to ensure a safe environment.

“This is fantastic for the Limestone Coast veterans and their families in my electorate and I encourage them to engage with some of these projects.

“Congratulations to the successful applicants for this round and thank you for the ongoing support that you offer to the veteran community.

“This funding not only supports local veterans and their families, but has a growing effect within our communities, by supporting local employment and businesses.” Mr Pasin said.

The funding will also go towards the development of new programs and services to help reduce social isolation by supporting local social events, upgrade existing facilities, create a community garden and provide transportation for veterans to participate in community events.

To find out more information visit the Veteran and Community Grants program page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website or visit the Community Grants Hub.