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The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program.
The GIA program aims to support the role of national ex-service organisations (ESOs) to provide coordinating and representational support for the Australian veteran and Defence community.
The program is open to 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 national advancement of ESOs’ objectives.
The grant opportunity will fund discrete projects or activities that address a specific problem or issue and will achieve a clear national benefit to the Australian ex-service and Defence community.
Grant applications will be assessed against how they will meet one or more of the program outcomes and whether the funding will support discrete projects or activities including how the project assists national 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
- improve co-operation and communication between national bodies, branches, sub branches and affiliated organisations on repatriation and military compensation matters encourage co-operation and communication between the ex-service community, ESOs and the Australian Government.
ONLY national ESOs are eligible to apply.
For the purposes of Grants-in-Aid grants, a national 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 and has branches of offices in a majority of states and territories
- which is established primarily to represent the interests of members, 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 in the states and territories in which it is established and/or acts, and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
To apply, go to the application form here.