Currumbin RSL recognised for supporting younger veterans

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, announced today that Currumbin RSL has again been recognised for its work supporting younger veterans on the Gold Coast.

Currumbin RSL was successful in receiving the grants as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) program. Currumbin RSL will receive grants totalling $69,500 to expand existing programs and introduce a new projects to help young veterans.

The Federal Member for McPherson Mrs Karen Andrews said, “The RSL’s Connecting Younger Veterans program has been successful in helping these veterans integrate back into the community, which will now be expanded with a $40,000 Commonwealth grant.”

“I’m very pleased to also announce that a further $29,500 will be provided so that Currumbin RSL can launch a new project called Reboot Combat Recovery,” Mrs Andrews added.

Currumbin RSL has a proud history and long track record of supporting our local veterans and this funding will extend the work of the Young Veterans Support Services.

Currumbin RSL President Mr Ron Workman OAM said, “Our younger veterans deserve all the support we can provide to help them adjust to civilian life. This funding will help extend the Young Veterans Support Services and will include developing new initiatives focused on aligning veterans’ military transferable skills and assistance finding civilian careers, as well as providing counselling and further education and training opportunities.”

NB – Mrs Andrews will make the funding announcement and presentation to Mr Ron Workman OAM at the Currumbin RSL at 11 am on Monday.

Media enquiries:

Currumbin RSL
Gordon Watson
Ph: 5534 7999

Young Veterans Services Gold Coast

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