The 1066 Hastings Day Club will have better access to technology thanks to a $798 Commonwealth Government grant.
The grant will enable the club to purchase a computer and printer that will be used to create regular newsletters among other tasks.
1066 Hastings Day Club received the funding through the Veteran and Community Grant program.
Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said the 1066 Hastings Day Club was a vital part of the veteran community in Hastings.
“This announcement is welcome news for our community and particularly those who have so freely given their time and efforts to the Club,” Mr Hunt said.
“Ex-service and community organisations, veteran groups and private organisations that contribute to the health and welfare of the veteran community are all eligible to apply for funding through the Veteran and Community Grants program.”
1066 Hastings Day Club secretary Doreen Greve said the grant was welcomed by the club.
“Our computer is desperately in need of replacement and this grant will allow us to buy a much more efficient model,” Mrs Greve said.
The Club provides a social outlet for veterans and others in the Hastings area and allows members to undertake a range of activities including bus trips, entertainment and the opportunity to hear from guest speakers. New members are always welcome.
“The dedication and hard work of organisations such as the 1066 Hastings Day Club ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities in their local community,” Mr Hunt said.
For more information about the Veteran and Community Grants program visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or contact your nearest Department of Veterans’ Affairs office on 133 254.
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