17 May 2010

Veterans in Newcastle to receive $65,000 project aimed at wellbeing

Today Minister for Veterans' Affairs Alan Griffin announced that the Rudd Government is providing $65,000 to veterans in Newcastle, New South Wales, to tackle social isolation.

The money will be used to purchase a community bus to replace an existing one that is run by Newcastle Legacy. "This funding will benefit more than 2900 veterans in the Newcastle region and help reduce social isolation by ensuring veterans can get to commemorative events, have the opportunity to regularly meet with friends and get involved in activities they wouldn't normally do" said Griffin in a press release.

Local and community organisations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to visit the DVA's website here or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non-metropolitan callers).

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