Vet­er­ans Health Week cash of­fer

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

COM­MU­NITY groups and ex- ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions can now ap­ply for fund­ing to sup­port local events or­gan­ised for Vet­er­ans’ Health Week 2017.

Vet­er­ans’ Health Week will run from Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber, 29 with a “phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity” theme.

Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans’ Af­fairs Dan Te­han said ex- ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions ( ESOs) and com­mu­nity groups with a link to the vet­eran com­mu­nity were el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for VHW fund­ing for ac­tiv­i­ties rel­e­vant to this year’s theme.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Mon­day, July 31.

“We should all be try­ing to lead a fit­ter and health­ier life, and Vet­er­ans’ Health Week is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to hon­our the ser­vice and sac­ri­fice of the men and women who serve in de­fence of na­tion while pro­mot­ing healthy liv­ing,” Mr Te­han said.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing ESOs and com­mu­nity groups to or- gan­ise events that en­cour­age healthy, ac­tive and en­gaged com­mu­ni­ties to sup­port cur­rent and for­mer ADF per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies.

“Vet­er­ans’ Health Week events will help con­nect vet­er­ans with their local com­mu­ni­ties.”

The VHW fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion form, in­for­ma­tion kit, re­source guide and other doc­u­men­ta­tion to as­sist ac­tiv­ity or­gan­is­ers are avail­able on the DVA web­site.

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