21 November 2023

The Allan Labor Government is honouring the service and sacrifice of veterans in Victoria, including Melton with new wellbeing supports and grant programs to make sure veterans receive the support they deserve for everything they have given the state.

Minister for Veterans Natalie Suleyman today announced applications opening for two grant programs to fund building and facility upgrades for community organisations, as well as the recipients of the Victoria Remembers and Anzac Day Proceeds Fund grant programs.

The Veterans Capital Works program gives local organisations funding to upgrade their buildings and facilities, for Victoria’s veterans. Interested organisations can apply for grants from $5,000 up to $50,000 for projects that can be completed within a year. The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour program provides grants of up to $30,000 for projects that restore community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour and closes on 29 January.

The Anzac Day Proceeds Fund supports ex-service organisations to deliver a range of activities that boost the wellbeing of veterans, with 19 organisations supported to continue their work delivering important services to veterans and their families.

Grants have also been awarded to 27 projects through the Victoria Remembers grant Program, which provides grants of up to $30,000 for projects that honour veterans’ service or educate Victorians on veterans’ contributions.

Quote attributable to Minister for Veterans Natalie Suleyman

“These grants provide organisations with support for their work honouring and supporting the veteran community and deliver meaningful projects right across the State.”

Quote attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“This funding will help ensure we continue to remember and honour the service and sacrifice of the veteran community in Melton.”