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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5422

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Veterans' Affairs
Close Date & Time:
7-Feb-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
361001 - Commemorative
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


Assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into 3 batches. The table below identifies the cut-off dates for all 3 batches:

Batch Applications included in batch - ID - Batch Status

1 9:00 pm AEST 9 June 2022 - 2021-6131 - Closed

2 9:00 pm AEDT 11 October 2022 - 2021-6132 - Closed

3 9:00 pm AEDT 7 February 2023 - 2021-6133 - Currently open for applications 

The Australian Government is inviting eligible organisations to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program).

The program is designed to: preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country 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; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are 2 categories of grants available:

1. Community Grants (CG)

Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

2. Major Grants (MG)

Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

If your project involves restoring/changing a memorial, there may be heritage considerations. Information is available from your state or territory government heritage body, or at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.



To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Local Government
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Statutory Entity
  • Unincorporated Association – grant activities up to $10,000 only.

If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above. 

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the list above.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here.

Other Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: For information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

Please use:

  • Questions and Answers version 3 (note that an additional question and answer has been inserted at number 8 under the 'Eligibility' subheading, and subsequent question numbering has changed)
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283