As valued members of our Mornington Peninsula, Flinders Ex-Service organisations (ESO) who assist veterans and their families are hereby invited to attend the 2021-22 B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence in Support and Training) grants program, which are now open.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the services provided by advocacy groups are highly valued by the whole Mornington Peninsula community.
“Our beloved Ex-Service Organisations, like our many RSL’s here on the Mornington Peninsula, provide a welcoming location where we join each other for celebrations and leisure, as well as providing vital advocacy services for current and former servicemen and servicewomen,” Minister Hunt said.
“In honour of these service people across Australia, the B.E.S.T. grants program will fund a range of essential support measures for our idolised ESOs and advocates, including helping these valued veterans with their compensation claims and ensuring they get access to the entitlements and services they deserve.”
“The services provided by Ex-Service Organisations can help veterans and their families’ access local support and resources, to empower them to improve their health and wellbeing so they may keep well; and engage fully in social and economic life.”
Applications for the grants have opened online immediately; and ESO’s that provide advocacy services are encouraged to submit their application before the closing date of 14 April 2021.
“I encourage all Ex-Service Organisations that provide advocacy services in Flinders to apply for a BEST grant to continue providing excellent services to our local veteran community; as we all continue to enjoy the fruits of their great and many sacrifices.”
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers a range of grant programs to assist with providing support to veterans and their families.
To apply for a grant or for further information on BEST grants visit the Community Grants Hub website https://www.communitygrants.gov.au)