A Dubbo organisation is among 28 other groups across the country who have successfully received a grant donation.
Members of the Dubbo National Diggers Bowls Carnival are recipients of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program.
The local group has received a grant of $3630 which will help them hire buses to transport veterans to the 13th annual Bowls Carnival.
The Carnival will be held from September 15-17 this year, involving both Club Dubbo and the Macquarie Bowling Club.
Secretary of the National Diggers Bowls Carnival, Eric Chamberlain, said veterans will come from all over Australia to attend the event in Dubbo.
"We're hoping to go ahead as planned this year, but we'll be keeping an eye on things as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves," Mr Chamberlain said.
"As we all get older, it's a whole lot easier being transported to and from local events like our National Diggers Bowls Carnival, so this assistance will make a great difference."
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Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the small grant will make a positive impact on the veteran community.
"It's so important we get behind programs and activities that support the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families in the Parkes electorate," Mr Coulton said.
"Our community organisations, ex-service organisations and other local veteran groups provide valuable services and support to veterans and their families.
Mr Coulton said the funding not only supports local veterans and their families, but also the local community by bolstering local employment and businesses.
"I thank the National Diggers Bowls Carnival committee for the wonderful support they continue to provide for the veteran community," he added.
More than $470,000 in funding has been announced for 28 projects under the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants program. For more information, visit www.dva.gov.au and search 'Veteran and Community Grants Program'.
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester said the more than $470,000 in funding would support all recipients to run activities to help reduce social isolation, purchase essential equipment and improve existing programs and services for veterans and their families.
"These organisations and communities are committed to putting veterans and their families first, and these grants help them to run programs at a grassroots level that provide real benefits," Mr Chester said.
"The health and wellbeing of veterans and their families is a top priority for the Government and social connectedness is a vital part of improving the mental health of veterans and their families.
"Congratulations to all participating community and ex-service organisations that have been offered funding."