Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) Program

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

The Australian Government is inviting ex-service organisations (ESOs), or non-ESOs working in partnership with an ESO, through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 9 December 2021 to 20 January 2022.

The program consists of one annual funding round. The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to deliver projects that:

  • are sustainable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community
  • increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community to engage in social and community activities and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Applications will be considered under 2 grant categories: small grants (up to a maximum of $50,000 per grant) or large grants (from $50,001 to a maximum of $150,000 per grant).

For small grants under this grant opportunity, practical projects and activities that support safe, accessible environments for veterans and their families to enable social connection and positive engagement to improve wellbeing are encouraged.

For large grants under this grant opportunity, grants will be considered for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad-scale benefit to the veteran community.

More information

More information about the Veteran and Community 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 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

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

Please quote 2020-4477 – Veteran and Community Grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.