Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

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

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


Applications included in batch


Batch status


11:00 PM AEST on 10 June 2021




11:00 PM AEDT on 7 October 2021




11:00 PM AEDT on 8 February 2022



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).

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 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.

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 Commonwealth 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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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 2020-4474 – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.