Tehan Media Release – DVA supports vibrant veteran networks

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today (24 August 2016) announced 15 ex-service organisations would share in nearly $140,000 Grants in Aid funding in 2016–17.

“The Grants in Aid program provides administrative support to national ex-service organisations in recognition of the work they do supporting the veteran community,” Mr Tehan said.

“The program helps to fund representational activities aimed at improving connectedness between the head office of a national organisation and its state and local branches.

“These activities contribute toward an organisation’s governance and responsiveness to national issues. They play an important role to ensure the issues facing local veterans, regardless of when or where they served, are shared and understood by ex-service organisations and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

“These activities contribute to the capacity of ex-service organisations and the vitality of the veteran community as a whole. Ultimately, this is funding that will help veterans to help veterans.

“In recognition of their service, the Government is committed to supporting and improving services for our many veterans, war widows and widowers, current serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.”

For more information on Grants in Aid, visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 133 254 or 1800 555 254 for regional callers.