Programs and activities supporting the health and well-being of our veteran community in the Limestone Coast will receive a share of more than $2.4m in funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program. Successful applicants in the Limestone Coast include Lucindale RSL sub-branch receiving $20,000 to install a disability access ramp at its facility to improve access and safety for its members.
The Robe RSL sub-branch will receive $9800 to upgrade kitchen equipment and purchase chairs to enable the facility to develop and extend a range of social and well-being activities for veterans and their families in the region. The Tatiara Men’s Shed has been allocated $12,807 to upgrade tools and equipment at its facility to ensure a safe environment for members.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the programs provided through local organisations were an important factor to ensuring veterans and their families continued to get the support they need. “In the Limestone Coast, funding has been allocated to three RSL sub-branches to undertake necessary upgrades,” he said.
“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.”
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.