Keeping the legacy of our veterans alive

The Victorian Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive with a round of new grants to support and bolster the community.

Marking Remembrance Day, Minister for Veterans Robin Scott announced 84 projects right across the state that will share in $1.4 million as part of a range of grants to support veterans.

The projects cover a range of initiatives, such as preserving memorials, commemorating veterans through services and events and providing education or training programs so veterans can remain engaged with the community.

Some of the 84 projects include:

  • $18,000 for welfare support for RAAF members in Ballarat
  • $12,000 to the Geelong Legacy Club to pay heating bills for disadvantaged Legacy widows
  • $12,000 for the Torquay RSL Sub-Branch to offer home exercise programs and more
  • $675 to build a plaque honouring all those from Bass Valley who served in the Boer War
  • $9,000 to help run Ballarat’s ANZAC Day Commemorative Services
  • $8,000 to repair the roof of Bendigo’s Legacy House

Source: Vic Government