Two community groups on the Mornington Peninsula will receive over $27,000 in funding thanks to the Australian Government’s Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program.
Cerberus Cottage at HMAS Cerberus will receive $1,900 to promote and run activity days and the New Peninsula Baptist Church in Mount Martha will receive $25,459 to upgrade and improve disability access and increase safety for veterans and the community.
Following the announcement, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said this funding allows local community organisations to support veterans and their families.
“The V&CG program helps organisations deliver projects which will promote and enhance healthy lifestyles with a focus on physical activity and mental wellbeing,” Mr Hunt said.
“Here on the Peninsula, Cerberus Cottage and the New Peninsula Baptist Church will receive funding to help reduce social isolation for veterans and their families and encourage them to remain independent, healthy and active.”
Funding will also deliver support for initiatives to help improve veteran mental health and wellbeing, purchasing of equipment for a more inclusive environment and experiences aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.
“Congratulations to the successful applicants and thank you for the support that you and other organisations offer the veteran community,” Mr Hunt said.
“This funding will not only support local veterans and their families but it will also benefit the wider community and local businesses.”
To find out more information visit the Veteran and Community Grants program page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website or visit the Community Grants Hub.