Veterans face a number of significant hurdles after leaving service. With higher rates of homelessness, mental health issues, and difficulties finding gainful employment, it’s good news that the state government of Queensland has committed new funds to help these issues.
The funding package for veterans will include
– Up to $4 million in capital works grants and to fund commemorative events and memorials for ex-services organisations, councils and other groups helping veterans;
– $1.8 million for a specialist service to support homeless veterans;
– $1.1 million training package to help veterans into civilian employment;
– $1 million for the Anzac Day Trust Fund to financially support veterans affected by COVID-19;
– $1 million for the Oasis wellbeing centre in Townsville;
– $600,000 for legal assistance; and
– $500,000 for health and wellbeing research.
CIS welcome this new initiative and investment in the community and look forward to seeing what can be achieved with this new access to vital resources. Find out more about our work with Veterans Nation-wide here