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Grant and Bursary Programs

  • Building Excellence in Support and Training

    The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program supports ex-service organisation (ESO) practitioners and advocates to provide pensions and welfare assistance to the veteran and Defence community.

  • Grants-In-Aid

    This program aims to support the role of National ex‑service organisations (ESOs) which provide coordinating and representational support within the veteran and Defence community.

  • Guide to Completing the BEST Application Form

    This section contains information to assist applicants complete the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2017-2018 Application Form.  The guide includes comments and explanations on some of the more complex questions in the application form.  The references, for example, “refer Clause 1” are to the relevant...

  • Long Tan Bursary

    The Long Tan Bursary scheme was established to help eligible children of Vietnam veterans meet the cost of post-secondary education.

  • Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

    The Saluting Their Service (STS) grants are designed to support activities and projects that highlight the sacrifice and service of Australia’s servicemen and women.

  • Veteran and Community Grants

    The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.