Extra funding for veterans support services in the Redlands

Extra funding for veterans support services in the Redlands

LNP Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has announced a funding boost for local veteran services.

The Returned & Services League of Australia Redlands Sub-branch will receive an additional $84,923 from the Federal Government to assist in the delivery of advocacy services and support.

“The Redlands RSL has a proud history of over 100 years of support to those who have served our nation,” Mr Pike said.

“This additional funding will help provide local veterans even greater transition support, assistance with claims and entitlements, and access to services such as rehabilitation and wellbeing programs,”

“This is an extra investment in the health and wellbeing of our veterans, and their families, that will make a real difference to those on the ground, providing critical support and resources.”

Mr Pike said that 2021 has been a particularly difficult year for local veterans due to the social isolation caused by pandemic restrictions and the collapse of the democratic government in Afghanistan.

“This funding boost demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring adequate support for our veteran community, particularly for our younger veterans,” Mr Pike said.

“I’d like to thank all involved with the Redlands RSL sub branch for the work they do in our community to support local veterans and remember those who never made it home.”

127 veteran groups around Australia will benefit from more than $4.35 million in additional funding through the Federal Liberal and National Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program.