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Community Grants Hub — a new way to apply for grants

The process for applying for DVA grants is changing.

The online applications process for DVA grants commenced in February 2018. It is available through the Australian Government's Community Grants Hub.

For more information on how the move to the Grants Hub has affected applying for DVA grants and how to get assistance with these applications visit the Community Grants Hub.

Different DVA grants are moving to this new application process at different times. To find out more about each grant type select its name from the following list:

Grant type Expected
opening date
closing date
Veteran and Community Grants Now open! 28 February 2019
2pm ADST
Saluting Their Service — Community Commemorative Grants April 2018 March 2019
Saluting Their Service — Major Commemorative Grants November 2018 January 2019
Grants-in-Aid March 2019 April 2019
Building Excellence in Support and Training March 2019 April 2019
Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) Grants July 2019 August 2019

Approved grants

For a list of grants that have been approved see approved grants.

Other DVA grants and bursaries

The following programs will continue to be managed by DVA:

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.

For more information, and to find out how to apply, visit Long Tan Bursary scheme. See also Factsheet — GS04 — Long Tan Bursary.

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.

For more information, and to find out how to apply, visit Overseas privately-constructed memorial restoration program.

Armistice Centenary Grants 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.

The ACGP Grant Opportunity opened on 11 November 2017 for invited applicants, and closed on 28 March 2018. Applications are currently being assessed.

All ACGP enquiries should be directed to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on (02) 6120 8196 or freecall 1800 555 254 (option 0) or by email to

See also:

Be aware of grant scams

Grant applicants are warned to be aware of government grant scams and to be cautious of websites offering access to databases of government grants for a fee.

Applicants for Australian Government grants are not charged any administration or application fees.

For further information visit Scamwatch.

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