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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program


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.

Two categories of grants are available under the STS program:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the STS Commemorative Grants program.

Standard Grant Agreement

Further information

For further information, please contact the Commemorative Grants Section in DVA’s National Office on 1800 026 185 or email

Approved grants lists

For a list of STS grants that have been approved see the Approved grants page.

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