Veteran Wellbeing Grants Program

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The Veteran Wellbeing Grant (VWG) program provides funding for eligible ex-service organisations (ESOs) to deliver community based projects and activities for the veteran community.

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What is the Veteran Wellbeing Grants (VWG) program

The VWG program provides funding opportunities for eligible ex-service organisations to undertake community based projects and activities to support safe, accessible environments for veterans and families and enable social connection and positive engagement to improve wellbeing.

The VWG Program is a targeted competitive program that accepts applications annually, and is an amalgamation of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program and Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants program.

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How can the grants be used

The program offers both small grants up to $50,000 and large grants from $50,001 to $150,000 for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad-scale benefit to the veteran community.

Stream A small grants

Under this grant opportunity, Stream A small grants will be considered for practical, small-scale, local and community-based projects and activities. This includes small-scale non-capital infrastructure projects.

Stream B large grants

These grants will be considered for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad-scale benefit to veterans and their families.

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Who can apply

Eligible organisations must either be:

  • an ex-service organisation (ESO) or
  • be a non-ESO in a consortium with at least one ESO, and also be one of the eligible entity types listed in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Unincorporated ESOs, such as some sub-branches, are ineligible, but the main incorporated ESO branch can form a consortium with unincorporated sub-branch(es) and submit the application on their behalf. See the grant opportunity guidelines on GrantConnect for further information.

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How do I apply

This grant opportunity is a targeted competitive program that accepts applications annually.

The grant opportunity guidelines and information about how to apply are available on GrantConnect. Register on this site to be notified of the opening of the next grant round.

Assistance can be obtained through the Community Grants Hub. Phone 1800 020 283 or send an email to support [at] communitygrants.gov.au (support[at]communitygrants[dot]gov[dot]au)

If you think you may need help, please ask early. This will help us to resolve any problems in time for your application to be considered for funding.

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How the applications are assessed

Applications are assessed based on the criteria set out in the VWG grant opportunity guidelines.

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

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When will you know the outcome of your application

You will be notified of the outcome of your application after the closing date and when the assessment process is completed.

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What happens if your grant application is successful

If successful, you will be sent a grant agreement. Payments are made after the applicant has correctly signed and returned the grant agreement.

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

 

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