Ex-service organisations in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs have until 17 February to apply for more than $4.2 million in funding available through this year’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the BEST grants program assists ex-service organisations (ESOs) to deliver essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families along with war widows and widowers.
Dr McVeigh said the ESO community in the Groom electorate plays an important role in supporting our veterans and their families, and this funding means they can continue to provide significant support at a grassroots level.
“This funding assists ESOs and other veteran organisations to have the right tools, equipment and resources to provide invaluable support to the wider veteran community,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Veteran support services can include salaries for trained pension advocates and administrative assistants, and essential equipment and administration expenses including computer equipment and internet access for pension and welfare work.
“I encourage local veteran organisations across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to get involved and apply for potential funding to support our veteran community.”
Applications for the BEST grants program will close on 17 February 2020. For more information about grants program or if you would like to submit your application, visit the Community Grants Hub at: www.communitygrants.gov.au