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Local veteran community to benefit from new funding

Friday, 21 November 2014

Local veteran community to benefit from new funding
The Bonner veteran community is set to benefit from funding through the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants program, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced.

The grant for $49,951 will help Manly Lota RSL assist the local veteran community to continue improving services and support for veterans and their families.

“Manly Lota RSL are a vital part of the veteran and defence community in Bonner, and this funding will help them upgrade their existing toilet facilities, as well as construct a wheelchair ramp,” Mr Vasta said.

“This announcement is welcome news for all in our community and particularly those who have so freely given their time and efforts to the work of Manly Lota RSL.”

Ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community are all eligible to apply for funding through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

“I congratulate Manly Lota RSL on its successful application for this grant,” Mr Vasta said.

“This grant and others made to organisations around the country recognise the community’s appreciation of those who served.”

“The dedication and hard work of organisations such as Manly Lota RSL ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities in their local communities.”

“Manly Lota RSL is now able to upgrade their facilities to the benefit of their members, and I look forward to seeing the project’s completion.”

For more information about the Veteran and Community Grants program, visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or contact your nearest Department of Veterans’ Affairs office on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.

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