Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today announced that applications are now open for the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants and Grants-in-Aid for ex-service organisations.
“These grants will help southern Gold Coast ex-service organisations provide vital advocacy services for current and former serving men and women which help veterans with their compensation claims and also ensure they get correct access to entitlements and services,” Mrs Andrews said.
Applications for both grant programs close on Thursday 19 April 2018 with payments to the successful applicants to be made before the end of 2018-19 financial year.
Organisations needing assistance with online lodgement are encouraged to seek help through the Community Grants Hub.
Mrs Andrews said “If you think you may need help with your application please call or email the Hub as soon as possible to ask for help. This will ensure any issues can be worked through in time for your application to be considered for funding.
“I encourage our ex-service organisations on the southern Gold Coast to apply for these grant opportunities and I look forward to seeing how they benefit veterans in our local community” she said.
For information about how to apply for grants online, see the Community Grants Hub website: www.communitygrants.gov.au or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website: www.dva.gov.au.
Support is available by phone: 1800 020 283 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive an email alert when veteran and other community grants are open for applications on the Hub, visit www.communitygrants.gov.au.