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Building Excellence in Support and Training grants

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants support ex-service organisations (ESOs) in providing compensation and welfare assistance to the Defence and veteran communities.

These grants are calculated using a formula based on each eligible organisation's advocacy workload, calculated as a percentage of the national workload. This percentage is then used to determine that organisations share of the available funding.

This grants program links closely with the Advocacy Training and Development Program, which provides training, support and accreditation for advocates.

For more information see Factsheet GS02 — Building Excellence in Support and Training.

Opening of next round

The next BEST round is expected to open in March 2019 and close in April 2019. You will lodge your application online through the Australian Government's Community Grants Hub.

When the round opens, the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and information about how to apply will be available on the Community Grants Hub.

To receive an email when grants are open for applications, go to the Community Grants Hub and select 'Subscribe for updates'.

For more information about the Hub, see the Community Grants Hub on the DVA's website.

Apply for a BEST grant

To apply for a BEST grant, use the online Community Grants Hub.

Application help

Assistance can be obtained through the Community Grants Hub.

Email or phone 1800 020 283.

If you think you may need help please ask early. This means any problems can be sorted out in time for your application to be considered for funding.

Approved grants lists

For a list of BEST grants that have been approved see Approved grants.

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