Nov 12, 2021

Veteran groups in Gilmore will receive an additional $43,922.02 from the Australian Government to further support local veterans and their families.

They are among 127 ex-service organisations (ESOs) sharing in $4.35 million through the 2021 round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the BEST Program assists ESOs across the country to deliver the highest quality services.

“This additional funding will help these groups provide veterans even greater transition support, assistance with claims and entitlements, and access to services such as rehabilitation and wellbeing programs,” Minister Gee said.

“It will make a real difference to those on the ground, providing critical support and resources for veterans in Gilmore.

“This year has been tough for many and this funding boost is a clear commitment of the Australian Government’s ongoing support for our ESOs and the local veteran community.”

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said that ESOs in Gilmore play a crucial role for local veterans and their families, ensuring they are well supported.

“I would like to thank all ESOs that provide advocacy services in Gilmore who continue to provide vital services to our local veteran community.”

“These additional funds will help with the costs of support staff, equipment and services that directly support veterans and their families.”

Veteran organisations in Gilmore receiving funding include:

Organisation Funding received
Eurobodalla Vietnam Veterans Incorporated $5,565.00
Nowra RSL Sub Branch $3,230.00
Illawarra Veterans Entitlement Service Incorporated $34,922.02


To apply for future rounds of the BEST Program or for further information, including a full list of successful recipients, visit the Community Grants Hub website