The Australian Government is inviting ex-service organisations (ESOs), or non-ESOs working in partnership with an ESO, through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 3 November 2020 to 29 January 2021.

The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to deliver projects that:

are sustainable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community
increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community to engage in social and community activities and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

PLEASE NOTE: There have been a number of changes to the Veteran and Community Grants Program for 2020-21, including changes to the eligibility criteria, maximum grant value, and considerations for grants activities in the COVID-19 environment. Please ensure you read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines carefully before filling out an application form.

Eligibility:
To be eligible you must be:

EITHER:

an Ex-Service Organisation (ESO)

OR

a non-ESO (an organisation external to the ESO community) operating as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust that includes an ESO

OR

a non-ESO in a partnership or consortia arrangement with at least one ESO

AND

one of the legal entity types listed below
incorporated.
Applicants that satisfy the above eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for either a Small or Large Grant. The following provides relevant definitions for the above eligibility test.

For the purposes of the V&CG Program, an ESO is considered to be an organisation which:

has direct links to the ex-service community
has membership consisting primarily of veterans, past and present members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and/or their dependants
is established primarily to provide pensions, advocacy and/or welfare assistance to veterans, past and present members of the ADF and/or their dependants
does not charge any fee for acting on behalf of the veterans, past and present members of the ADF and/or their dependants in the provision of claims or welfare services
has objectives that aim to benefit the welfare of its members
is incorporated.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

Company
Cooperative
Incorporated Association
Indigenous Corporation
Partnership
Statutory Entity.
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 Trusts, partnerships and 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.

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