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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6065

Grants in Aid program 2023-24

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283


Department of Veterans' Affairs
Close Date & Time:
23-Mar-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
361003 - Veterans
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting national ex-service organisations (ESOs) through a closed non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program, which forms part of Program 2.4 Veterans’ Community Care and Support.  

The GIA program aims to support the role of national ESOs to provide coordinating and representational support for the Australian veteran and Defence community. 

The program is open to national ESOs by invitation 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 the objectives of ESOs.

The objective of the program is to fund discrete projects or activities by national ESOs that address a specific problem or issue and achieve a clear benefit to the ex-service and Defence community. 

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • assist national ESOs to support their branches, sub-branches and affiliated organisations in performing compensation or wellbeing advocacy or wellbeing support work
  • assist national ESOs to advance the objectives of all ESOs more generally
  • assist national ESOs to 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.

To be eligible to apply you must be one of the invited organisations listed in section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and have received an invitation through GrantConnect.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Application period - 21 February 2023 to 23 March 2023

Assessment of applications - Within 4 weeks from the closing date

Approval of outcomes of selection process - Within 12 weeks from the closing date

Outcome notification to applicants - Within 13 weeks from the closing date

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - Within 19 weeks from the closing date

Earliest start date of grant activity - August 2023

End date of grant activity - June 2024

Instructions for Application Submission:

By invitation only

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283