Backing young sporting champions

The Turnbull Government is supporting the next generation of Australia’s Sporting Champions through the Logan Sporting Champions Grant program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said young athletes could apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport. “The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active,…

Grants available for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from July 8-15, 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Grant applications open until April 3, 2018. Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate…

Government backs sporting stars

Twelve of Forde’s local sporting superstars have been recognised for their stellar efforts in 2017. The ambitious young athletes were each presented with a $500 grant this month through the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program. Local Sporting Champions is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.…

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…

Disaster Recovery Assistance – Payments, Allowances & Loans

Disaster Recovery Payment The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) provides a one-off, non-means tested recovery payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children. DRP is targeted towards those most severely affected by a disaster. It is Commonwealth-funded, and is delivered by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Eligibility An individual may be eligible…