ACTIVITIES and programs to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of younger veterans in Monash have received $48,854 in funding through the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program announced today.

Member for Monash, Mr Russell Broadbent, said the funds would assist local organisations to ensure veterans and their families continued to get the support they need as they establish their civilian lives.

“In my electorate of Monash, funding has been allocated to South Gippsland Landcare Network in consortium with Leongatha RSL to provide nature-based training and learning for younger veterans and families,” Mr Broadbent said.

“This is fantastic for veterans and their families in my electorate and I encourage them to engage with some of these projects.

“Congratulations to the successful applicants for this round and thank you for the ongoing support that you offer to the veteran community.”

This year, the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program has supported a total of 21 organisations to develop capability within the veteran community that services the unique needs of younger veterans’ and their families.

Applications for the next round of Supporting Younger Veterans Grants are expected to be available in late 2021. For more information about grants that are available, visit the Community Grants Hub www.communitygrants.gov.au