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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO6030

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Veterans' Affairs
Close Date & Time:
6-Feb-2024 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
361001 - Commemorative
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
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 1 - closes 9:00 pm AEST 13 June 2023 - ID 2021-8953 - Closed

Batch 2 - closes 9:00 pm AEDT 10 October 2023 - ID 2021-9020 - Closed

Batch 3 - closes 9:00 pm AEDT 6 February 2024 - ID 2021-9021 - 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 provide funding for projects that promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played, and to preserve, add to the sum knowledge on, or provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.  

There are 2 categories of grants available under the program:

1. Community Grants (STS-CG)

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

2. Major Grants (STS-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
  • Partnership
  • Person
  • Sole Trader
  • 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.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Application period - Open: 8 February 2023, Close 9:00 pm AEDT on 6 February 2024


Assessment of applications - within 6 weeks from the closing date

Notification of outcomes - within 12 weeks from the closing date

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - within 16 weeks from the closing date

Earliest start date of grant activity- in batches between September 2023 and May 2024

End date of grant activity - as stated in your grant agreement, if successful

Instructions for Application Submission:

Only one application per batch is to be made for each individual project or activity type listed in section 5.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. A separate application form must be submitted for each individual project or activity and can be across both the Community Grants and Major Grants categories. If more than one application is submitted for the same project or activity, the latest accepted application will progress.

To apply, you must:

  • complete the online application form, please see 'Submit Application' 
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments
  • submit your application/s to the Community Grants Hub by 9:00 pm AEDT on or before 6 February 2024.

We will not provide application forms or accept applications for this grant opportunity by fax or mail.

Other Instructions:

Please note: Application Form outage from 9:30 pm until 9:45 pm AEDT Tuesday 14 November 2023.

Please note:

  • use Questions and Answers - version 3
  • use latest version of Grant Opportunity Guidelines dated 15 February 2023.
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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283