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

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program.  

The GIA program aims to support the role of national ex-service organisations (ESOs) to provide coordinating and representational support for the Australian veteran and Defence community. 

The program is open to national ESOs and provides funding to encourage cooperation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government. Funding for national ESOs aims to encourage the national advancement of ESOs’ objectives.

The grant opportunity will fund discrete projects or activities that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear national benefit to the Australian ex-service and Defence community. 

Grant applications will be assessed against how they will meet one or more of the program outcomes and whether the funding will support discrete projects or activities including how the project assists national ESOs to:

  • support their branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations in performing compensation or wellbeing advocacy or other welfare work
  • advance the objectives of all ESOs more generally
  • improve co-operation and communication between national bodies, branches, sub branches and affiliated organisations on repatriation and military compensation matters encourage co-operation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government.

More information

More information about the Grants-in-Aid program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

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

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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

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

Please quote 2020-4475 – Grants-in-Aid Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.