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. 


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.