Supporting Veteran Owned Business

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

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a closed non-competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Assistance and Other Compensation for Veterans and Dependants Outcome – Supporting Veteran Owned Business Program.

The Supporting Veteran Owned Business (SVOB) grant program will empower an organisation to assist veterans and their families who want to establish their own business as part of their transition process to civilian life. The funding available as part of this grant program was announced as part of Budget 2020-21 under the ‘Broadening the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program’ measure (see Budget Measures 2020-21 – Part 2: Payment Measures p.167).

The SVOB grant program recognises the transition journey out of the Australian Defence Force is unique for every veteran and, to this end, the program provides the option of self-employment as a career pathway. This is why SVOB will provide self-employment support for both the veteran and their family, if this is the transition journey they want to take.

More information

More information about the Supporting Veteran Owned Business Program, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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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 (option 1) or email

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

Please quote 2020-4588 – Supporting Veteran Owned Business Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.