EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS (ESOs) and other veteran groups in Dickson, which provide advocacy services to veterans and their families have today received over $60,000 in funding as part of the Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.
Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said ESOs, community organisations and other local veteran groups play a crucial role in supporting the health and welfare of the veteran community.
“The BEST grants program provides these groups with an opportunity to expand on their services to further support veterans and their families,” Mr Dutton said.
“As part of this round of BEST, funding has been provided to The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans Association Queensland Branch, the Pine Rivers RSL Sub Branch, Samford RSL Sub Branch and the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia Brisbane North, which are committed to helping the veterans and their families in Dickson,” Mr Dutton said.
“I congratulate and thank these organisations who continually support veterans and their families and encourage veterans who may require additional assistance to reach out to them.”
The BEST grants program funds a range of essential support measures from ESOs, advocates and welfare practitioners who continue to provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence community. This round of BEST saw $4.2 million provided nationally to support organisations.
For more information on BEST grants visit the grants page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website at www.dva.gov.au/grants.