Veteran and Community Grants Program

Last updated: 
22 January 2020

Grants advice regarding Covid-19

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program for 2019/20 closed for applications on 27 February 2020. Assessment of applications for this program is ongoing and applicants will be notified of the outcome in due course. If there are any changes due to COVID-19 advice will be provided on the DVA website and at https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants

What are Veteran and Community Grants?

Veteran and Community Grants are for activities and services that improve the health and wellbeing of members of the veteran community.

For example, grants can provide seed funding for projects that promote a healthy lifestyle or help veterans to remain living independently in their own homes.

They can also fund programs that reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services.

How can the grants be used?

Veteran and Community Grants are for projects that will become sustainable and financially viable, or one-off projects that have an ongoing benefit for the veteran community.

Veteran and Community Grants are not available for recurrent or ongoing financial assistance.

More information on the Veteran and Community Grants program, including the Grant Opportunity Guidelines will be available on the Community Grants Hub when the grant round opens.

Who can apply?

Ex-service organisations, veterans’ groups, community organisations and private companies can apply for Veteran and Community Grants.

How do I apply?

Applications for Veteran and Community Grants are submitted online through the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub website.

While the grant round is open the online application form will be available on the website under ‘Open grants’.

All the information you need to apply for a grant is on the website Community Grants Hub .

When you locate the grant you want, click the ‘View grant’ button and you will find information about the grant and how to apply, and a link to start the online application process.

If you need more help, phone the Hub on 1800 020 283 or send an email to support [at] communitygrants.gov.au.

If you think you will need any help, ask for help early. This will ensure that any issues can be worked through in time for your application to be considered for funding.

When do applications open?

Veteran and Community Grants applications are assessed in batches. 

For information about the Veteran and Community Grants batch periods, see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website.

When do applications close?

For closing dates for Veteran and Community Grants see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website.

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed based on the criteria set out in the Veteran and Community Grants Opportunity Guidelines.

The recommendations are forwarded to Minister for Veterans’ Affairs who makes the final decision.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application for a Veteran and Community Grant after the closing date and when the assessment process is completed.

For closing dates see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website .

What happens if my grant application is successful?

When a Veteran and Community Grant is approved you will be sent a Grant Agreement. Payments are made after the applicant and DVA have both signed the Grant Agreement.

Grants need to be acquitted when the project is completed and within the timeframe specified in the Grant Agreement.

Approved grants lists

For information on grants awarded and approved grants see Approved grants.