Grants support younger veterans

Apply now: Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker says younger veterans should apply for grants.

Apply now: Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker says younger veterans should apply for grants.

The federal government has announced details of grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans.

Cowper MP Luke Harsuyker said community and ex-service organisations to make application.

He said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military.

“$1 million is available in the second round for projects that build community support and service the unique needs of younger veterans transitioning to civilian life,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The first round of SYV grants was a real success resulting in 11 projects nationally being funded ranging from art, writing and higher education programs to research and support for emergency accommodation.

“Here on the NSW North Coast, community and ex-service organisations do a great job and additional funding could have a tangible impact for those groups looking to expand their services.”

Applications are invited for a range of initiatives including mentoring, team building, 

self-improvement, and creative activities that promote social inclusion and peer-to-peer support for younger veterans.

The SYV grants program will provide $4.25 million over five years and delivers another election commitment to support the needs of younger veterans as they leave the ADF.

Applications for this round of SYV grants will close on 1 September 2017, with successful applicants announced later in the year.

More information about the SYV grants program, including how to submit an application can be found online at www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants