Funding to support veterans in the Busselton area

Veterans in the Busselton area will get more of the support they deserve following news of a grant to the Busselton RSL.

Nearly $110,000 has been announced for the Busselton RSL under the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.

The announcement has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino, and Mr Graeme Caddy, Military Advocate and Team Leader of the South West Veterans Centre at the Busselton RSL Sub Branch Office.

“Our RSLs provide crucial support for the Defence and veteran communities,” Mrs Marino said.

“This grant will help the Busselton RSL to continue its advocacy for the welfare and compensation of local veterans,” she said.

The 2022/23 BEST allocation is very well appreciated, according to Graeme Caddy.

“The Busselton RSL Sub Branch hosts the South West Veterans Centre and our area of responsibility ranges from Bunbury, out to Collie and down to Augusta/Karridale. We directly support and mentor advocates currently in Bunbury and Greenbushes. ” Mr Caddy said.

“This grant enables the South West Veterans Centre to engage the Veterans community across the Southwest. Thanks to the advocacy team, Busselton RSL Sub Branch committee and also Nola who has always been a massive supporter of Veterans services,” he said.

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program was established by the former Coalition Government to provide local veterans even greater transition support, assistance with claims and entitlements, and access to services such as rehabilitation and wellbeing programs.