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Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) program

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Veterans' Affairs
Close Date & Time:
1-Oct-2019 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
361003 - Veterans
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Supporting Younger Veterans program within Outcome 2.4: Veterans’ Community Care and Support.

The SYV program aims to foster the ability of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and non ex-service organisations to support the needs of younger veterans as they transition out of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges their ADF service presents through different stages of their civilian life.

In the 2019-20 funding round the priority is on activities that support the development of well-researched and tailored services for the younger veterans’ community, with a particular focus on services supporting those at risk of experiencing poor mental health.


To be eligible for an SYV grant, you must be:


  • an Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) that specifically provides support and services to members of the younger veterans’ community; and/or are adapting their business model to focus on this cohort


  • a non-ESO (an organisation external to the ESO community) operating as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust that includes an ESO


  • a non-ESO in a partnership or consortia arrangement with at least one ESO that directly provides support and services to members of the younger veterans’ community


  • one of the legal entity types listed below

  • incorporated.

For the definition of an ESO, please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Eligible legal entity types

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, you must also be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation

  • Company

  • Cooperative

  • Incorporated Association

  • Statutory Entity

  • Partnership

  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust

Additional eligibility requirements

We cannot fund applications from an organisation (including the lead organisation in a partnership or consortium) that has outstanding acquittals for any previous DVA grant funding (if applicable).

We also cannot provide a grant if you receive funding from another government source for the full cost of the proposed activity.

Ineligible entity types

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • a Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • a Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority

  • a Commonwealth Company

  • a Corporate State or Territory Entity

  • a Non-corporate State or Territory Entity

  • a Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority

  • a Local Government

  • an International Entity

  • a Sole Trader

  • a Person

  • an Unincorporated Association

  • an organisation that has any outstanding acquittal(s) for previous DVA grant funding.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to the application form

Other Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: The Community Grants Hub system will be unavailable from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Sunday 29 September AEST. Submission of applications should take place outside the outage period.

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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283