Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement

    Grants to support veterans and their families

    28/09/2017 9:00 AM
    • Anzac Day Trust Grants now open
    • $300,000 to support ex-service personnel and their families 

    Anzac Day Trust Grants are now open for ex-service organisations to support the welfare of veterans and their families.


    Funding of $300,000 is available for programs and events that focus on mental health issues and the transition to employment post service.


    The Anzac Day Trust was established as part of the Anzac Day Act 1960, which stipulates that part proceeds from race meetings and organised sporting events held on Anzac Day would contribute to the Trust fund.


    Each year, the Minister for Veterans Issues invites ex-service organisations to apply for a grant from the Trust. Applications are reviewed by the Trustees who make recommendations to the Minister.


    Applications close on October 20, 2017. For more information, visit the Anzac Day Trust Grants program webpage.


    Comments attributed to Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley:


    "The McGowan Government is proud to support ex-service organisations and the help that they provide to veterans and their families.


    "These grants aid ex-service organisations in the delivery of important programs that focus on mental health and the transition to employment - issues that can make the shift to civilian life difficult for veterans.


    "Previous projects funded through the Trust include a mental health research and development program that focuses on the needs of partners and families of veterans enlisted in the Navy.


    "Our veterans deserve support and I urge all ex-service organisations to consider making an application for funding."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300