Veterans’ Acute Housing Program

Last updated:

The Veterans’ Acute Housing Program (the Program) will benefit Australian veterans and their families with up to $30 million in targeted funding for projects that provide additional crisis and transitional housing stock and fund specialist services for those in the veteran community who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness.

The Program is partly funded through the Australian Government’s $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund to support 30,000 dwellings available as social and affordable housing (20,000 social and 10,000 affordable dwellings) over 5 years.

Back to top

What is the Veterans’ Acute Housing Program

The Veterans’ Acute Housing Program (the Program) will provide funding to eligible organisations to improve housing outcomes for veterans and their families.

The Program will provide up to $30 million in grant funding under 2 streams:

  • $24 million in capital works funding for projects to expand the availability of crisis and transitional housing under the Veterans’ Acute Housing Program – Capital Works Grant (Capital Works Grant); and
  • $6 million to fund organisations to deliver specialist support services that address the risk factors for homelessness under the Veterans’ Acute Housing Program – Specialist Services Grant (Specialist Services Grant).

Funding for each stream will be awarded via separate open competitive grant processes. Eligible entities can submit proposals seeking funding under one or both of the grant opportunities.

Back to top

Eligibility

Veteran-aware registered Community Housing Providers and Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) are eligible to apply for funding under the Program.

DVA encourages partnerships between Veteran-aware registered Community Housing Providers, ESOs, or specialist service providers, and other organisations to leverage available expertise, increase innovation and maximise access to additional resources.

Back to top

Industry Briefing Sessions

The Department hosted an industry briefing on Friday 5 July. The session was recorded and is available for viewing at: Veterans' Acute Housing Program - Industry Brief 

Back to top

How to apply

This grant opportunity is an open competitive program, with the grant opportunity guidelines and information about how to apply are available on GrantConnect (search for GO6968).

Capital Works Grant

The Capital Works Grant opportunity will be delivered via a single process. Eligible applicants submit a grant application form.

Specialist Services Grant

The Specialist Services Grant opportunity will be delivered via a single process. Eligible applicants submit a grant application form.

Back to top

Opening and closing times

Applications for both grants are now open and will close at 9.00pm AEST (Canberra) Friday 13 September 2024.
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.

Back to top

How the grants can be used

Capital Works Grant

This grant funding can be used to build and increase the supply and ongoing availability of sustainably managed crisis and transitional housing that meets the needs of veterans and their families experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Projects will build, repurpose, purchase or lease new properties or facilities to meet this objective.

Specialist Services Grant

The grant funding can be used enhance and expand delivery of specialist services for veterans and their families experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Projects will provide wraparound support and link veterans and their families to a range of services to address the risk factors of homelessness.

Back to top

How the applications will be assessed

Grant applications will be assessed based on the competitive criteria set out in the Program’s Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs is the final decision-maker for the Program.

Back to top
Was this page useful?
Please tell us why you selected 'Yes'?
Please tell us why you selected 'No'?