The Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club has received $19,869 to help it continue providing care for more than 2000 widows and dependants from Edithvale to Portsea. The club has more than 100 members.
The money came from the Federal Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program, and Victorian Liberal Senator David Van said organisations such as the Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club played a crucial role in supporting the health and welfare of the veteran community.
“The BEST grants program provides groups like the Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club with an opportunity to expand on their services to further support veterans and their families,” Senator Van said. “I would encourage veterans who may require additional assistance to reach out to them.”
Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester said staying connected with ex-service organisations and other veterans groups that provide advocacy services was vital to ensuring the veteran community was receiving the support it needed.
For more information on BEST grants, visit the grants page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website