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Be aware of grant scams

DVA is aware of potential scam websites claiming to offer money in the form of government funding.

When applying for any funding from DVA, grant applicants are not asked to pay any "administration fee" to process or release grant funds.

DVA takes your privacy seriously. Detailed application guidelines for each of our grant programs are available below.

You can also read more about how DVA manages personal informational under our privacy notice.

Community Grants Hub — a new way to apply for grants

The process for applying for DVA grants is changing.

From February 2018, you will apply for DVA grants online through the Australian Government's Community Grants Hub.

Read how the move to the Grants Hub will affect applying for DVA grants and how to get assistance with these applications at Essential information about applying for grants.

Different DVA grants are moving to this new application process at different times. To find out more about each grant type select its name from the following list:

Expected Opening Date Grant Type
NOW OPEN Veteran and Community Grants
8 March 2018 Building Excellence in Support and Training Grants
28 March 2018 Saluting Their Service — Community Commemorative Grants
8 May 2018 Saluting Their Service — Major Commemorative Grants
1 July 2018 Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants

Approved grants

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

Other DVA grants and bursaries

The following programs will continue to be managed by DVA:

Long Tan Bursary scheme

The Long Tan Bursary scheme provides funding to help Australian Vietnam Veterans' children meet the cost of post-secondary education and obtain the formal qualifications and skills to pursue their chosen career.

For more information, and to find out how to apply, visit Long Tan Bursary scheme. See also Factsheet GS04 — Long Tan Bursary.

Overseas privately-constructed memorial restoration program

The Overseas privately-constructed memorial restoration program provides grants to assist Australian veterans and other individuals in the restoration and preservation of existing overseas military unit and battle memorials.

For more information, and to find out how to apply, visit Overseas privately-constructed memorial restoration program.

Armistice Centenary Grants Program

The Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP) provides grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War, remembering Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace.

Each Federal Electorate has a funding pool of $50,000 to support local commemorative projects. A community Consultation Committee will be established in each electorate to assist the local MP in seeking the community's views on how to best commemorate the Centenary.

Applicants must be invited to apply by their local MP to receive an application form and be eligible to apply for a grant. Contact your local MP to express your interest.

The ACGP Grant Opportunity opened on 11 November 2017 for invited applicants and will close on 28 February 2018.

Further information, including the program guidelines, is available on GrantConnect (ACGP GO ID: GO660).

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