Grants support veterans and their communities

Source: The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said veterans around Australia would benefit from more than $799,000 in grant funding provided to ex-service organisations for community projects.

Mr Tehan said the latest round of 47 grants under the Veteran and Community Grants program would directly benefit veterans and their families.

“These grants will fund a diverse range of projects and equipment that will help improve life for veterans in their communities, including upgrading facilities, improving venue accessibility and social outings,” Mr Tehan said.

“As a nation we must never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in the defence of our nation.

“The support provided through these grants complements efforts underway at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to transform services to the veteran community and their families.”

Ex-service and community organisations, veteran representative groups, private organisations and projects that promote improved independence and quality of life for veterans are eligible for funding through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

For more information or to apply visit the DVA website (

Veteran and Community Grants
2017-2018 Funding Round One

SA Coober Pedy RSL Sub­Branch Incorporated Coober Pedy Grey To redevelop an outdoor entertaining area to improve facilties for the local and travelling veteran community. $51,500.00
SA Largs Bay Sub­Branch RSL Incorporated Largs North Port Adelaide To install automatic doors in the Sub­Branch clubrooms to improve access for the veteran community. $9,068.18
SA Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed Incorporated Mount Pleasant Mayo To install kitchen facilities in the Men’s Shed to enhance activities provided to the veteran community. $6,525.00
SA Returned and Services League Strathalbyn Sub­Branch Incorporated Strathalbyn Mayo To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community. $19,051.00
SA Royal Australian Air Force Association Incorporated SA Division Adelaide Adelaide To upgrade kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided for the veteran community. $31,955.00
SA Semaphore & Port Adelaide Returned & Services League Sub­Branch Incorporated Semaphore Port Adelaide To purchase new tables and chairs for the benefit of the local veteran community. $25,621.82
SA The Kersbrook Shed Incorporated Kersbrook Mayo To purchase tools, equipment, furniture and provide first aid training to facilitate activities provided by the Men’s Shed. $22,800.00
SA The Repat Foundation Incorporated Woodville Port Adelaide To provide physical and mental wellbeing activities tailored to veteran’s interests that reduce social isolation and improve resilience. $52,022.73
Total Grants – South Australia: 8 Total $218,543.73