The Penrith community are one of more than 50 across NSW to benefit from funding to commemorate veterans across the state.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott today announced that the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch would receive $2,000 from the latest round of the Anzac Community Grants Program.
“I would like to acknowledge the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch for their commitment to the veterans of Penrith and allowing our community to honor their service, and allow our future generations to learn of their efforts,” Stuart Ayres said.
This funding will go towards additional training of the sub-Branch’s Volunteer Wellbeing Officers to help them support veterans who may consider self-harm & suicidal thoughts.
Mr Elliott said more than $56,000 will be provided to a range of projects that commemorate and educate NSW communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and servicewomen.
“Some of these great projects and initiatives, including the one in Penrith recognise Australia’s war service history, educate a new generation and support the wellbeing of the NSW veteran community.”
Stuart Ayres added, our community today is thankful for the sacrifices made by current serving members and the our service men and women from over a century of service.
Projects that support activities benefiting the NSW veteran community have also received funding.
For the full list of 2021 ACGP recipients and more information about the program visit www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/acgp2021.