Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Grant Category Commemorative
Grant Status Open
Delivered on behalf of Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

Assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into 3 batches. The table below identifies the cut-off dates for all 3 batches:

Batch Applications included in batch ID Batch Status
1 9:00 pm AEST on 9 June 2022 2021-6131 Closed
2 9:00 pm AEDT on 11 October 2022 2021-6132 Closed
3 9:00 pm AEDT on 7 February 2023 2021-6133 Currently open for applications
PLEASE NOTE: For information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program).

The program is designed to: preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country 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 2 categories of grants available:

  1. Community Grants (CG)
    Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants (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.

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.

More information

More information about the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Letter of Agreement with Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement with Grant Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms
  • Letter of Declaration

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Organisations and individuals interested in Community Grants Hub grant rounds are encouraged to subscribe to receive alerts when new information is made available.

Other future grant opportunities are published on GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2021-6133 – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.