BUILDING THE FACILITIES OUR VETERANS DESERVE

The Andrews Labor Government and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas are inviting local organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to improve their buildings and facilities.

A new funding round for the Veterans Capital Works Grants Program is now open. The Program helps eligible organisations fund facility upgrades so they can provide better support and services to their members.

Organisations that support veterans and their families are welcome to apply, such as ex-service organisations, local government and not-for-profit groups.

The funding could be used for renovation projects that provide all abilities access, improve community access or upgrade memorial halls.

Interested organisations can apply for up to $50,000 through the Veterans Minor Capital Works Grant Program or up to $200,000 through the Veterans Major Capital Works Grant Program.

The grant funding is a new initiative which was announced by the Labor Government in the 2018/19 Victorian Budget. The first round of funding was run last year, with an allocation of $1 million awarded to 20 organisations.

Grant applications close on Thursday 4 July 2019. Visit veterans.vic.gov.au/grants for further information or to apply.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“There is a proud wartime legacy in Macedon which means so much to the community. These grants are a great way of helping to honour our brave local servicemen and women.”

“Some buildings used by veteran organisations could do with an upgrade to make them more accessible, more sustainable or better fit for purpose.”

“We’re investing in veterans organisations because veterans deserve our support – something as simple as modern lifts or as vital as all abilities access could make a huge difference to people’s lives.”