The STS Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.
Three categories of grants are available under the STS program:
- Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) - Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities. This includes, for example, the building of community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.
- Vietnam War Commemorative Grants (VWCG) - Grants between $4,000 and $20,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities that directly commemorate any aspect of the Vietnam War, and which focus on camaraderie.
- Major Commemorative Grants (MCG) - Grants in excess of $4,000 are available for projects and activities that are significant, usually from a national, state or territory perspective and that contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women.
How to apply
To apply, read the STS program Guidelines below and complete the appropriate application form:
- Grant application forms:
Frequently Asked Questions
Standard Grant Agreement
For further information, please contact the Commemorative Grants Section in DVA’s National Office on 1800 026 185 or email email@example.com.
For a list of STS grants that have been approved see the Approved grants page.