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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia's wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia's servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Two categories of grants are available under the STS program:

  1. Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) — Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities. This includes, for example, the building of community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.
     
  2. Major Commemorative Grants (MCG) — Grants are available for projects and activities that are significant, from a national, state or territory perspective and that contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women.

Community Grants Hub

The Community Grants Hub are now processing DVA grants as part of a whole of government streamlining of the grants program and are responsible for the application process. DVA will still maintain the policy responsibilities and manage the process for approvals.

Grant opportunity guidelines

You can access the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for STS Commemorative Grants by visiting Community Grants Hub and selecting one of the following categories:

Note: Links to categories will only work if a grant round is open. Direct any questions to the Community Grants Hub via email at support@communitygrants.gov.au or by phone on 1800 020 283.

How to apply

You must submit your grant application using the application form, which is available at Community Grants Hub and GrantConnect.

To apply, read the relevant STS program Guidelines and complete the appropriate online application form:

Approved grants lists

For a list of STS grants that have been approved see Grant Awards on GrantConnect and type the following phrase into the advanced search field: Saluting Their Service.

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