Pearce ex-service organisations to be supported

Ex-service organisations (ESOs) throughout the country will be better able to essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers, through the $4.2 million Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.

Pearce MP Christian Porter said the funding would provide significant and continued support for veterans at a grassroots level.

"The ESO community in Pearce plays a crucial role in supporting veterans and their families," Mr Porter said.

"This funding will help to equip ESOs and other veteran organisations with the tools, equipment and resources they need to provide their invaluable support to the wider veteran community.

"I am encouraging all veteran organisations in Pearce to get involved and apply for this funding to support our local veteran community."

Veteran support services can include salaries for trained pension advocates and administrative assistants, administration expenses, and essential equipment including computer equipment and internet access for pension and welfare work.

Applications for the BEST grants program close on February 17, 2020.

For more information about the program or to submit an application, visit the Community Grants Hub on www.communitygrants.gov.au.