Promoting physical activity for veterans in Wentworth this Veterans’ Health Week

June 19, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth today said Government grant money was available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups in Wentworth for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.

Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’, highlighting the importance of improving and maintaining good physical health.

Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) and community groups in Wentworth with a link to the veteran community can apply for funding to support an activity that is relevant to the theme of physical activity.

“Regular exercise is important for our health and wellbeing and it’s also a great way to connect with people in the community and make new friends,” Mr Turnbull said.

“Our local ex-service organisations and community groups provide fantastic support to our veteran communities and I encourage them all to apply for funding to support an event this year.”

The VHW funding application form, information kit, resource guide and other documentation to assist activity organisers are available on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website (

Applications close on 31 July, 2017.

Contact DVA on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (for regional callers) for further information.

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