Building Excellence in Support and Training

Category Veterans

Status Closed

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through a restricted non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Building Excellence in Support and Training program from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program (the Program) forms part of the Government’s commitment to support the role of ex-service organisation (ESO) pension and welfare practitioners and advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities. It also links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP), which provides the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

The Program is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ESO practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work.

The Program assists ESOs by providing a contribution to the work of these practitioners. It does not fully fund an organisation.

The objectives of the Program are to assist ESOs to:

  • improve the quality of claims received by the DVA at the primary determining level
  • reduce the rate of appeals to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and/or
  • promote the provision of welfare services to the veteran and defence community.

More information

More information about the Building Excellence in Support and Training program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sponsored Organisation – Letter of Declaration Template
  • Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Sample Application Form

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 and/or

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

Please quote 2017– 1023 Building Excellence in Support and Training when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents