Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program

Category Commemorative

Status Open

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applicants through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial year under Outcome 3.2 - Commemorative Activities -Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program.

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation 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.

The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

1. Community Commemorative Grants

Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities

2. Major Commemorative Grants

Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective

For the intended outcomes of the grant opportunity, refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Batching of applications

The Hub will divide the assessment of applications into three batches. Each batch will contain applications that have been submitted for the grant opportunity over a four‑month period. The table below identifies the cut-off dates for all three batches.


Applications submitted by:


3 July 2019.


6 November 2019.


11:00PM AEDT on 31 March 2020.

More information

More information about the Saluting Their Service Commemorations 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 Grant Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement with General 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 or email

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

Please quote 2018-2716 – Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents