The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

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; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants (STS-CG)

    Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

  2. Major Grants (STS-MG)

    Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

Assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into three batches. The table below identifies the cut-off dates for all three batches:

Batch Applications included in batch
1 11:00PM AEST on 15 July 2020.
2 11:00PM AEDT on 29 October 2020.
3 11:00PM AEDT on 11 February 2021.

If your project involves restoring/changing a memorial, there may be heritage considerations. Information is available from your state or territory government heritage body, or at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Local Government
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Statutory Entity
  • Unincorporated Association – grant activities up to $10,000 only.

If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the list above.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here.

Other Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: For information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

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