The Ballarat Veterans Assistance Centre received $7400 on Thursday to develop a new website to keep veterans informed and connected, no matter where they are.
The centre was established in 2019 as a partnership between the Totally Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen, Women's Association of Victoria and the Military Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. It is also supported by the City of Ballarat and the Ballarat RSL branch.
It provides a one-stop shop for the roughly 5000 veterans living in Ballarat, and more than 10,000 across the western region, to seek support, information and connection.
The grant will help the centre continue its good work with further funding currently available for similar ex-service associations across the state.
The grant, presented to the centre by Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane, comes from the state government's Anzac Day Proceeds Fund.
Ms Settle said such grants would ensure veterans living in Victoria are provided the best opportunities to lead full and successful lives.
"This year, more than ever, we've seen the vital importance of staying connected - the new Ballarat Veterans Assistance Centre website will ensure veterans remain informed and in touch," she said.
Ms Addison said Victoria would not be the same without the sacrifice of its servicemen and women.
"Ballarat's veteran community is significant and BVAC has already made quite an impact - this extra funding will ensure that good work continues into the future," she said.