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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6336

Veteran Employment Program - Recruitment Advisory Service for Employers of Veterans

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Veterans' Affairs
Close Date & Time:
16-Aug-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
361003 - Veterans
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Recruitment Advisory Service for Employers of Veterans grant program (the program), will run over 3 years from 2023-24 to 2025-26. The program was announced as part of the Veteran Employment Program in the Budget 2022-23 under the ‘Veterans’ Wellbeing Package’ (Budget Paper No. 2 2022-23 – Part 2: Veterans’ Wellbeing Package p.190).

The program contributes to the achievements of Program 1.4 Assistance and Other Compensation for Veterans and Dependents, which includes a range of other grants programs that provide support to veterans and their families such as the Enhanced Employment Support for Veterans and Supporting Veteran Owned Business programs.

The purpose of the program is to provide practical and long-lasting advice and support for employers with a view to facilitating increased veteran employment opportunities. It aims to deliver practical advisory and technical services to assist employers’ recruitment and retention strategies. In doing so, program support will reflect an understanding of different levels of military awareness across employers/employer groups, and the scope of internal resources available to employers (from small to large business size).

The DVA will work with a single provider to make improved assistance available to employers for pursuing and/or enhancing veteran employment to enhance targeted veteran recruitment and retention. It is intended that this will be achieved by working collaboratively with employers to develop, review, or enhance policies and/or procedures applicable to workplaces.


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

  • Company 
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Partnership 
  • Sole Trader (must be registered on the Australian Business Register)
  • Statutory Entity.

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

Additional eligibility requirements apply, please see section 4.2 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - Within 6 weeks from the closing date

Approval of outcomes of selection process - Within 9 weeks from the closing date

Notification to applicants - Within 11 weeks from the closing date

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - Within 13 weeks from the closing date

Earliest start date of grant activity - December 2023 

End date of grant activity - 30 June 2026

Instructions for Application Submission:

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 to the Community Grants Hub using the application form on GrantConnect by 9:00 pm AEST/8:30 pm ACST/7:00 pm AWST on Wednesday 16 August 2023.


Other Instructions:

Please note GrantConnect system outage from 7:00 am AEST Saturday 5 August 2023 to 11:59 pm AEST Sunday 6 August 2023.

Please use latest version:

Grant Opportunity Guidelines - version 2 - 17 July 2023

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283