Current Grant Opportunity View - GO3511
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The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under Outcome 2.4 Veterans Community Care and Support – Grants-in-Aid Program.
The program aims to fund discrete projects or activities by national ex-service organisations (ESOs) that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear benefit to the ex-service and Defence community.
This program is open to bona fide national ESOs and provides funding to encourage cooperation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government. Funding for national ESOs aims to encourage the advancement of the objectives of ESOs.
The objective of the grant opportunity is to fund discrete projects or activities that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear benefit to the Australian ex-service and Defence community.
The intended outcomes of the program are to:
encourage co-operation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government
assist ESOs to:
- support their branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations in performing compensation or wellbeing advocacy or other welfare work
- advance the objectives of all ESOs more generally, including improved co-operation and communication between national bodies, branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations on repatriation and military compensation matters.
ONLY bona fide national incorporated ESOs are eligible to apply.
For the purposes of Grants-in-Aid grants, a bona fide national incorporated ESO is considered to be an organisation:
which has direct links to the ex-service community
whose membership consists primarily of veterans, past and present members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and/or their dependants
which is established primarily to provide pensions, advocacy and/or welfare assistance to veterans, past and present members of the ADF and/or their dependants
which does not operate as a business or charge any fee for acting on behalf of the veterans, past and present members of the ADF and/or their dependants in the provision of claims or welfare services
which has objectives that aim to benefit the welfare of its members nationally
which is incorporated.
To apply go to the application form here.