Community Grants Hub

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Find answers to your questions about the Community Grants Hub.

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Why does DVA use the Community Grants Hub

In 2017, DVA moved grant administration to the Community Grants Hub as part of a whole of government streamlining of all grant processes.

The Hub provides a central and consistent application and management process for DVA's grant applicants and recipients.

It will also reduce duplication of effort and resources in common areas of services across Government, such as grants.

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Does the Community Grants Hub make the decisions on DVA grants

No. DVA still controls the grant policy and funding, assesses all of their grants and makes recommendations to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, who is the decision-maker.

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How do I apply for a grant using the Community Grants Hub

When a grant round is open and accepting applications, it will be listed on the GrantConnect website under 'Current opportunities'.

When you select a grant program, you will find information about the grant, how to apply, and a link to start the online application process.

DVA and the Community Grants Hub do not provide hard copy application forms or accept paper based grant applications.

If you need assistance, you can telephone the Hub on 1800 020 283 or email them at support [at] (support[at]communitygrants[dot]gov[dot]au)

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

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How do I know when a grant is open and accepting applications

There are two ways to find out when a particular DVA grant is open and accepting applications:

  • Register for email alerts about current opportunities on the GrantConnect website.
  • Visit the GrantConnect website to find current opportunities.
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I'm not familiar with using a computer, so how can I submit my application

If you, or members of your organisation, need computer training, you can access the Australian Government's Be Connected program.

This program provides free computer training for individuals over 50 years of age. You can learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet.

Be Connected has been set up especially for people who have rarely or never used a computer.

To find out more, phone 1300 795 897 or visit Be Connected.

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Where can I go for more information

Once an application round for a DVA grant has opened, the information for that grant such as the 'Grant Guidelines' and 'how to apply' will appear on the GrantConnect website.

When you select a grant program, you will go to a webpage with all the information for that grant, including the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

If you need help, phone 1800 020 283 or send an email to support [at] (support[at]communitygrants[dot]gov[dot]au).

More information can be found at Getting started with GrantConnect.

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