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When applying for any funding from DVA, grant applicants are not asked to pay any “administration fee” to process or release grant funds.

DVA takes your privacy seriously. Detailed application guidelines for each of our grant programs are available below.

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Approved grants

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


Armistice Centenary Grants Program

About the Program

The Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP) provides grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War, remembering Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace.

Each Federal Electorate has a funding pool of $50,000 to support local commemorative projects. A community Consultation Committee will be established in each electorate to assist the local MP in seeking the community’s views on how to best commemorate the Centenary.

Applicants must be invited to apply by their local MP to receive an application form and be eligible to apply for a grant. Contact your local MP to express your interest.

The ACGP Grant Opportunity opened on 11 November 2017 for invited applicants and will close on 28 February 2018.

Further information, including the program guidelines, is available on the GrantConnect website (ACGP GO ID: GO660).

Building Excellence in Support and Training

The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program supports ex-service organisations (ESOs) to provide compensation and welfare assistance to the veteran and Defence community. It also links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program, which provides the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

More information about BEST program and how to apply


This program aims to support the role of National ESOs to provide coordinating and representational support within the veteran and Defence community.

More information about Grants-In-Aid and how to apply

Long Tan Bursary scheme

The Long Tan Bursary scheme provides funding to help Australian Vietnam Veterans' children meet the cost of post‑secondary education and obtain the formal qualifications and skills to pursue their chosen career.

More information about Long Tan Bursary scheme and how to apply

Overseas privately-constructed memorial restoration program

The Overseas Privately-constructed Memorial Restoration program provides grants to assist Australian veterans and other individuals in the restoration and preservation of existing overseas military unit and battle memorials.

More information about Overseas Privately-constructed Memorial Restoration program and how to apply

Saluting Their Service commemorations grants

Saluting Their Service grants support projects and activities which promote appreciation and understanding of Australia’s servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

More information about Saluting Their Service grants and how to apply

Supporting Younger Veterans grants

The Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grant program provides funding to Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) to encourage partnerships that will deliver innovative and sustainable services for younger veterans and build community capacity to meet the needs of younger veterans.  The grants will also help raise awareness of the important issues faced by younger veterans.

More information about Supporting Younger Veterans grants and how to apply

Veteran and Community Grants

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community. This program provides funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

More information about Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program and how to apply

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