IN honour of its 100th anniversary, the Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch has received a welcome funding boost from the federal government.
Parkes MP Mark Coulton announced this week the club would receive a grant of $1660 to purchase six new special needs chairs.
The funding comes under the federal government’s veteran and community grants program to support veterans and their families in the Gunnedah area.
Mr Coulton praised the Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch for its work in the community over the past 100 years.
“I congratulate the Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch on successfully receiving this grant, which will greatly assist members that are not able to stand for certain periods of time,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Gunnedah RSL Sub-branch has a well-deserved reputation for its commitment to improving the lives of those who have served and sacrificed for our nation, and 100 years is a remarkable milestone.
“The improvement of these facilities will provide great benefits to the local community.”
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester also congratulated the sub-branch.
“This government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and investing in these types of projects does just that,” Mr Chester said.
Veteran and community grants are now available through the Australian government’s community grants hub – www.communitygrants.gov.au