Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2020-21 grant opportunity – coming soon

A new grant round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program (the program) will open for applications on Monday 6 January 2020.

The Australian Government has announced a total of $4.205 million (GST exclusive) for the 2020-21 financial year for the program. Funding is available for eligible organisations to apply through a targeted non-competitive process. The maximum grant period is one year.

The program forms part of the Government’s commitment to support the role of ex-service organisation (ESO) pension and welfare practitioners and advocates, who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities. It also links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP), which provides the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

The program is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ESO practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work. It assists ESOs by providing a contribution to the work of these practitioners. It does not fully fund an organisation.

This grant opportunity will be administered by the Community Grants Hub on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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