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Veterans’ Health Week to promote Physical Activity

I welcome the announcement from the Federal Government that grant money is available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups in Corangamite 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’.

Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) and community groups with a link to the veteran community in Corangamite 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 a great way to connect with people in the community.

Veterans’ Health Week 2017 will highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good physical health.

Our local ex-service organisations and community groups provide fantastic support to our veteran communities and I encourage them 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.