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Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) Program
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The Australian Government is inviting applications through a Targeted Competitive process to apply for funding under the Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) Program.
The VWG Program is an ongoing amalgamation of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) and Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants programs. The amalgamation, which is in line with recommendations made by the ‘Productivity Commission Report – A better way to support veterans’, provides funding under Stream A Small Grants and Stream B Large Grants. As a result, there have been several changes in the guidelines compared to previous V&CG and SYV program guidelines.
The Australian Government has announced a total of up to $3.552 million (GST exclusive) for the VWG Program for the 2022–23 financial year. There is no set proportion of the $3.552 million allocated per stream. Applications will be considered under grant categories: Stream A Small Grants (up to a maximum of $50,000 per grant) and Stream B Large Grants (from $50,001 to a maximum of $150,000 per grant).
The objectives of the program are to:
- maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and social wellbeing
- deliver services to the veteran community that build community capacity for the future that is not already provided by Commonwealth or state funding
- expand on existing services offered to veterans in new regions within Australia or in the development of new services that will be offered in more than one location
- raise awareness of the important issues faced by the veteran community.
To be eligible you must be either:
- an ex-service organisation (ESO) applying in your own right
- an ESO aplying as the lead member of a consortium
- a non-ESO applying as the lead member of a consortium with at least one ESO
and be one of the following legal entity types:
- Incorporated Association
- Indigenous Corporation
- Statutory Entity.
- Assessment of applications–within 19 weeks from closing date
- Approval of outcomes of selection process–within 24 weeks from closing date
- Notification of outcomes to applicants–within 26 weeks from closing date
- Negotiations and award of grant agreement–within 33 weeks from closing date
- Earliest start date of grant activity–June 2023
- End date of grant activity–as stated in your grant agreement, if successful.
To apply you must:
- complete the relevant online application form(s):
- provide all the information requested
- address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
- include all necessary attachments
- submit your application to the Community Grants Hub by 9:00 pm AEDT on 8 December 2022.
Use version 2 of the Questions and Answers document.