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Twenty-six South Australian projects are among more than 200 projects nationwide that will share in $5.5 million as part of Federal Government grant funding aimed at helping deliver wellbeing projects and commemorative activities for veterans, defence personnel and their families.

Recently announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keough, a total of 57 Australian organisations across the country will share in the $3.5 million available through the Veteran Wellbeing Grants program. The grants are designed to boost funding for organisations providing new projects and improvements to current initiatives that enhance the health and wellbeing of Australian veterans and families.

Another 150 projects nationwide will share in over $2 million funding from the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program, which aims to increase understanding of the veteran experience through a variety of activities.

South Australian recipients – Veteran Wellbeing Grants

  • Eye Front Ltd – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind social connectiveness program
  • Glenburnie Memorial Hall Inc – Minor building works to upgrade the hall
  • Largs Bay RSL Sub-Branch – Upgrade existing electrical wiring
  • Returned & Services League Bute Sub-Branch – Replace men’s toilet
  • Returned & Services League Tanunda Sub-Branch – Improve lighting
  • Returned & Services League Willunga District Sub-Branch –Renovation of men’s toilets
  • Returned & Services League Mannum Sub-Branch – Minor building works including fit-out, toilets, kitchen and disabled toilets
  • RSL Care South Australia Inc – Utility vehicle for the Andrew Russell Veteran Living program
  • Vietnam Veterans Federation SA – Photocopier purchase

South Australian recipients – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants 

  • Australian Lebanese Association Inc – Contribute to costs association with hosting exhibition across various locations commemorating service personnel of Lebanese descent.
  • Berri Barmera Council – Installation of interpretive signage and development of a mobile app providing information about the Loveday Internment Camp.
  • Blackwood and Districts RSL Sub-Branch Inc – Construction of a new War Memorial at the Blackwood and Districts RSL Club.
  • City of Unley – Contribute to upgrades and restoration work at the City of Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens
  • Crystal Brook RSL Sub-Branch Inc – Installation of a new display cabinet for wartime memorabilia.
  • Henley and Grange RSL Sub-Branch Inc – Commission a mural at the Henley and Grange RSL to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel.
  • Kadina Memorial School – Construction of a Memorial Garden and installation of a flagpole.
  • Kapunda Primary School – Installation of a flagpole.
  • Macclesfield RSL Sub-Branch Inc – Construction of a memorial in the Macclesfield Anzac Memorial Gardens for those who served in the National Service Scheme.
  • Mount Pleasant RSL Sub-Branch – Installation of a memorial plinth to commemoration 50th anniversary of Australia’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War.
  • Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc – Construction of a Memorial Garden at the Hall to commemorate locals who served in the First World War.
  • Port Noarlunga Primary School – Creation of a Memorial Garden with flagpoles.
  • The Lions Club of Lameroo Inc – Restoration and upgrade of the Lameroo Oval Second World War Memorial Gardens.
  • The National Trust of South Australia – Installation of cabinets and purchase of mannequins to display military uniforms at the Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum.
  • The Returned Services League of Australia SA Branch Inc – Contribute to event at the Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War.
  • Wudinna District Council – Installation of commemorative signage and landscaping works at Standley Memorial Park.

Read the media release for the full list of recipients.