A program to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of younger veterans in the electorate of Indi has received a total of $44,000 in funding through the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program.
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the funds would assist local organisations to ensure veterans and their families continued to get the support they need as they establish their civilian lives.
“This particular funding has been allocated to Mounted Missions Limited to provide two long weekend retreats for ten veterans and partners, which includes social and mental health activities,” Senator McKenzie said.
“The program is residential in Wangaratta and includes accommodation and meals, as well as childcare for any children if required.”
“It is fantastic for the nearly 3,500 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 year, the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program has supported a total of 21 organisations to develop capability within the veteran community that services the unique needs of younger veterans’ and their families.
Applications for the next round of Supporting Younger Veterans Grants are expected to be available in late 2021. For more information about grants that are available, visit the Community Grants Hub www.communitygrants.gov.au
Note: Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling, provides support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families. Free and confidential help is available 24/7. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 1800 011 046 or +61 8 8241 4546) or visit www.OpenArms.gov.au