Northern Territory ex-service organisations and community groups will be supported to encourage physical activity among veterans during Veterans’ Health Week, thanks to grant money to be provided by the Coalition Government.
Veterans’ Health Week will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said local ex-service organisations and community groups with a link to the veteran community were being encouraged to apply for funding to support activities relevant to the theme of physical activity.
“Regular exercise is important for our health and wellbeing and it’s also a great way to connect with people in the community and make new friends,” Senator Scullion said.
“Veterans’ Health Week 2017 will highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good physical health.
“Our local ex-service organisations and community groups provide fantastic support to our veteran communities and I encourage them to apply for funding to support an event this year.”
Further information about Veterans’ Health Week and a grant funding application form are available on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website: www.dva.gov.au/veterans-health-week
Further information is also available by ringing the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (for regional callers).
Applications close on 31 July, 2017.