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…

Veterans Health Week to promote physical activity

Government grants are now available to help fund events organised by local ex-service organisations and community groups in Forde as part of Veterans Health Week (VHW) 2017. Veterans Health Week will run from Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 29. This year’s theme is ‘physical activity’. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said ex-service…

Small Business Roadshow heading to Forde

A nationwide small business roadshow will be stopping in Forde on May 16 to offer local small business owners the opportunity to find out how they can take advantage of the Federal Government’s support. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Government was on a nationwide roadshow to listen to small business’…

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…

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…