Federal funding grant programs:

  1. The Anzac Centenary Production and Commissioning Fund
  2. Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program
  3. Building Excellence in Support and Training
  4. Grants in Aid – Veterans

 

Anzac Centenary Production and Commissioning Fund

The Anzac Centenary Production and Commissioning Fund supports high-quality, wide-reaching artistic creations and events that commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

Expressions of interest for the Production and Commissioning Fund are ongoing: A list of recipients including a short description of their projects can be viewed here.

Guidelines and Applications Forms

 

Saluting Their Service Grants Program

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Two categories of grants are available under the STS program:

  • Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) – Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities. This includes, for example, the building of community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.
  • Major Commemorative Grants (MCG) – Grants in excess of $4,000 are available for projects and activities that are significant, usually from a national, state or territory perspective and that contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women.

For further information, please contact the Commemorative Grants Section in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs National Office on 1800 026 185 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au.

Guidelines and Applications Forms

 

Building Excellence in Support and Training 

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through a restricted non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Building Excellence in Support and Training program from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program (the Program) forms part of the Government’s commitment to support the role of ex-service organisation (ESO) pension and welfare practitioners and advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities. It also links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP), which provides the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

The Program is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ESO practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work.

The Program assists ESOs by providing a contribution to the work of these practitioners. It does not fully fund an organisation.

The objectives of the Program are to assist ESOs to:

  • improve the quality of claims received by the DVA at the primary determining level
  • reduce the rate of appeals to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and/or
  • promote the provision of welfare services to the veteran and defence community

For more information and application forms click here

 

Grants in Aid – Veterans 

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through a restricted non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Grants in Aid from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

This program, open to bona fide national ESOs, also provides funding to encourage cooperation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government. Funding for national ESOs aims to encourage the advancement of the objectives of ESOs.

For application forms and more information click here.