Veterans Grants

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (GO3172)

The program is designed to:

  • preserve Australia’s wartime heritage
  • involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations
  • promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation. 

Community grants of a maximum of $10,000 are for local, community-based projects and activities.  (Please note: unincorporated entity grant activities can only receive up to $10,000.)

Major grants of $10, 001-$150, 000 are for major commemorative projects and activities.

You can only spend grant funding on the following:

  • Additions to, or restoration of, existing war or peace memorials, honour boards/rolls or plaques.
  • Commemorative events for significant anniversaries of wars, conflicts or peace operations (a significant anniversary is defined as ending in a 5 or 0).
  • Construction of a new war or peace memorial where none currently exists, honour board/roll or plaque.
  • Digital content development (e.g. documentary, podcast, website or application).
  • Display and/or restoration of wartime memorabilia.
  • Flagpole supply and/or installation – maximum of $2,000 per project.
  • Immersive and interactive experiences (e.g. memorial walks).
  • Publications (e.g. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service personnel) where similar works have not previously been published.
  • Public awareness and/or cultural activities.
  • School initiatives and/or educational activities – including memorial gardens (which must include a commemorative plaque or plinth).

Total funding amount $3.5 million for 2020-21

Closes 29 October 2020 (Batch 2) & 11 February 2021 (Batch 3)

For more information, please click here and here.


Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) - 2021-22 Annual Grant Opportunity (GO4469)

The Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) aims to build the capacity of individuals, families and communities to contribute to the local community in which they are posted through the theme of Thriving Communities.  

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment and ability to deliver local community programs or projects in line with the aims of the program, with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.

To be eligible, applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation whose volunteers’ work supports Defence families and/or communities in Australia and are legal entities and have been operating for 12 months or longer.

Grants between $5000 and $75, 000 are available with a total grant amount of $1,836,000.00.

Closes 3 December 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Anzac Community Grants

The Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP) provides small grants for a range of  projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women. Projects which support activities benefiting the veteran community are also eligible for funding.

Educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies are encouraged to apply for an ACGP grant of up to $2,000. 

Closes 11 November 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Community War Memorial Fund

This program aims to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW to support community commemoration.

Grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) are available. Grants for improving the accessibility of war memorials are capped at $2,000 (excluding GST).

Eligible activities include:

1. Specialist conservation advice for war memorials

2. Preservation work

3. Restoration work

4. Other works to improve equitable access to a memorial or relocation of memorials for public safety ($2,000 cap)

Round 2: Opens 11 November and closes 11 February 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.




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