Member for Forrest Nola Marino said Turnbull Government grant money was available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups in Forrest for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.
Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’.
Mrs Marino said Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) and community groups with a link to the veteran community in Forrest can apply for funding to support a relevant physical activity theme.
“Regular exercise is important for our health and wellbeing and it’s also an effective way to connect with people in the community and make new friends,” Mrs Marino said.
“Veterans’ Health Week 2017 will highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good physical health.
“Our local ex-service organisations and community groups provide fantastic support to our veteran communities and I encourage them to apply.”
The VHW funding application form, information kit, resource guide and other documentation to assist activity organisers are available on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website (dva.gov.au/veterans-health-week)
Applications close on 31 July, 2017.
Contact DVA on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (for regional callers) for further information.