Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has called on local community groups to apply for Coalition Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel.
Senator Scullion said the Government provided almost $29,000 to Territory community groups last year from Department of Veterans’ Affairs grant programmes.
“As a community, we continue to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our country and that is why the Coalition Government has grant money available to support local projects,” Senator Scullion said.
“The grants on offer are another example of the Government’s efforts to support our past and present servicemen and women.
“Any group can apply for grant funding towards activities that assist the health and quality of life of our veterans or commemorative projects that honour our military history.
“Further funding is available for ex-service organisations to improve their capacity and to assist in supporting compensation and welfare assistance to veterans and their dependents.
“During the 2016 election, the Coalition committed to providing $4 million over four years to support younger veterans. As a result of this commitment, a new grants programme – Supporting Younger Veterans – will be established to assist projects that seek to engage and actively involve our younger veterans, particularly with their transition to civilian life.
“I encourage groups in the Territory to explore the grants on offer and apply if they think they could be beneficial.”
Further information about the Department of Veterans’ Affairs grant programmes is available here: