Grants available to support Younger Veterans

Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. Mr van Manen said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military. “One…

Funding to support community radio broadcasters

The Turnbull Government is supporting the vital role the community radio sector plays in enhancing the diversity of Australia’s media and broadcasting sector with new funding announced today. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government announced $6.1 million over two years to support the rollout of digital radio services and…

Needs-based funding for Forde’s schools

Schools and students in Forde will be well supported into the future through the Turnbull Government’s new plan to better target funding and evidence-based programs for local students. Today the government announced it would grow funding for Queensland schools by 91.5 per cent over the next 10 years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen…

Record funding for legal assistance sector

The Turnbull Coalition Government has committed a further injection of funding to the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government will provide a further $55.7 million over the next three years to community legal centres ($39 million) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services ($16.7 million). Federal Member for…

Disaster assistance for suburbs affected by flood

Suburbs in Logan and the Gold Coast impacted by the flood from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be able to access additional disaster assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said assistance would be available for personal hardship and distress, removal of…

Apply for NAIDOC funding to support your event

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round to support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July. The 2017 NAIDOC grants funding round is part of a $1.9 million investment the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has committed to…