The Anzac Centenary Advisory Board determined that the Anzac Centenary should focus on the centenary of the First World War and a Century of Service.

Australian Federal and State Governments allocated grant funding to support projects and initiatives that commemorate the Anzac Centenary around these two areas via the following grant programs:

State Grant Funding:

  1. Anzac Day Commemoration Fund: providing $350,000 over four years to support projects that commemorate the Anzac Centenary for South Australians including events, exhibitions, research, community education activities and the restoration of memorials.
  2. Anzac Centenary Flags Fund: providing $10,000 to ensure ex-service organisations are able to replace or install national flags, state flags of military ensigns for the Anzac Centenary.

Federal Grant Funding:

  1. Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund: providing $4 million over four years to support the development, production, presentation, exhibition or performance of arts and culture projects that interpret, explore and contribute to the Anzac story and the Anzac legacy.
  2. Anzac Centenary Local Grants Fund: providing funding of up to $125,000 for each Federal Member of Parliament (MP) to support projects in their electorate commemorating the First World War.
  3. Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants: providing funding of between $4,000 and $20,000 under three categories; Community Commemorative Grants (CCG), Vietnam War Commemorative Grants (VWCG) and Major Commemorative Grants (MCG).