Funding Available to Assist Younger Veterans

ADF VeteransThe Federal Government is now calling for applications for a range of initiatives including mentoring, team building, self-improvement, and creative activities that promote social inclusion and peer-to-peer support for younger veterans.

The SYV grants program will provide $4.25 million over five years to support the needs of younger veterans as they leave the ADF.

The Minister says this is the second round of funding.

“An enthusiastic response to the first round of SYV grants resulted in 11 projects being funded ranging from art, writing and higher education programs to research and support for emergency accommodation.”

“We understand that younger servicemen and women face unique transition challenges as they leave the ADF and integrate back into civilian life. These grants will assist in raising awareness of the important issues facing younger veterans.”

Applications for this round of SYV grants will close on 1 September 2017, with successful applicants announced later in the year.

More information about the SYV grants program, including how to apply can be found online at www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants. Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs by phone on 133 254.