David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Veteran health and wellbeing supported in Outback Queensland

June 24, 2021

An outback retreat focused on advancing the social welfare of all service people will receive $1,453 under the Veteran and Community Grants Program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“The Alaric Outback Retreat in Adavale provides a secure and relaxing retreat to support the healing of body and mind for all service people both current and former,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Looking after our veterans and supporting their wellbeing is so important and the retreat, run entirely by volunteers who are veterans themselves, is a valuable resource for our veteran community in Maranoa.

“That’s why I’m proud to see $1,453 has been allocated to replace a faulty refrigerator at the Alaric Outback Retreat.

“Also in Maranoa, funding has been allocated to the Nanango RSL Sub-Branch to run a program designed to assist veterans in identifying and managing risks which contribute to preventable falls and to improve strength and balance.

“These programs will be provided through local organisations, and are an important factor to ensuring veterans and their families continue to get the support they need.

“This is fantastic for the some 2,271 veterans and their families in Maranoa and I encourage them to engage with some of these projects.

“Congratulations to the successful applicants for this round and thank you for the ongoing support that you offer to the veteran community.

“This funding not only supports local veterans and their families, but has a growing effect within our communities, by supporting local employment and businesses.”

A total $2.4 million of funding was available under the 2020-21 Veteran and Community Grants Program towards the development of new programs and services to help reduce social isolation for veterans.

To find out more information visit the Veteran and Community Grants program page on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website or visit the Community Grants Hub.