The Western Australian Government and Defence West are proud to deliver important programs that assist and improve the lives of our ex-service men and women on Remembrance Day
7 community organisations have shared in grants worth a total of $1,376,880, through the Anzac Day Trust Grants Program.
A total of $623,595 went towards funding the Veterans Employment Program, a partnership between Working Spirit and the Returned and Services League (RSLWA). The program delivers employment services for veterans and their families and has already exceeded the benchmarks set for 2023.
The Royal Australian Air Force Association of Western Australia will receive a grant of $95,813 to help further fund the development of the Andrew Russell Veteran Living Program, which delivers accommodation and supporting services for WA veterans suffering homelessness.
Legacy WA will use its $380,262 grant to continue 3 programs designed to assist hundreds of veterans and their families, widows and children who have lost a parent.
Other recipients include the Battle of Crete Memorial Committee, WA Naval Museum, Veterans Transition Centre – Jarrahdale and Sailing On.
Separate to the Anzac Day Trust Grants Program, the WA Government has invested an additional $430,000 to support the delivery of psychiatric assistance dogs to veterans within Western Australia.
The RSLWA has partnered with Kaizen K9 Training to train the animals in the state, providing significant therapeutic benefit to those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress.
The program is just one of many ways the WA Government is working to recognise and support our local veterans and their families.