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Factsheet GS03 - Veteran and Community Grants Program (V&CG)


This Factsheet provides information about the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) Veteran and Community Grants and how to apply.

What are Veteran and Community Grants?

Veteran and Community Grants are for activities and services that improve the health and wellbeing of members of the veteran community.

For example, grants can provide seed funding for projects that promote a healthy lifestyle or help veterans to remain living independently in their own homes.

They can also fund programs that reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services.

How can the grants be used?

Veteran and Community Grants are for projects that will become sustainable and financially viable, or one-off projects that have an ongoing benefit for the veteran community.

Veteran and Community Grants are not available for recurrent or ongoing financial assistance.

More information on the Veteran and Community Grants program, including the Grant Opportunity Guidelines will be available on the Community Grants Hub when the grant round opens.

Who can apply?

Ex-service organisations, veterans’ groups, community organisations and private companies can apply for Veteran and Community Grants.

How do I apply?

Applications for Veteran and Community Grants are submitted online through the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub website.

While the grant round is open the online application form will be available on the website under ‘Open grants’.

All the information you need to apply for a grant is on the website Community Grants Hub

When you locate the grant you want, click the ‘View grant’ button and you will find information about the grant and how to apply, and a link to start the online application process.

If you need more help, phone the Hub on 1800 020 283 or send an email to

If you think you will need any help, ask for help early. This will ensure that any issues can be worked through in time for your application to be considered for funding.

When do applications open?

Funding decisions are made on an ongoing, rolling basis. When the Community Grants Hub has received a sufficient number of applications or a batch period has ended, a funding round will be processed for the Minister’s decision.

For information about the Veteran and Community Grants batch periods, see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website

When do applications close?

For closing dates for Veteran and Community Grants see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed based on the criteria set out in the Veteran and Community Grants Opportunity Guidelines.

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

When will I know the outcome of my application?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application for a Veteran and Community Grant after the closing date and when the assessment process is completed.

For closing dates see the Community Grants Hub Grants section of the website

What happens if my grant application is successful?

When a Veteran and Community Grant is approved you will be sent a Grant Agreement. Payments are made after the applicant and DVA have both signed the Grant Agreement.

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

More Information

DVA General Enquiries

Phone: 1800 555 254 *



Factsheet Website:

Community Grants Hub

Online Application Support

Phone: 1800 020 283*

TTY: 1800 555 677*



* Calls from mobile phones and pay phones may incur additional charges.

Related Factsheets

GS01 Overview of Grants Programs


The information contained in this Factsheet is general in nature and does not take into account individual circumstances. You should not make important decisions, such as those that affect your financial or lifestyle position on the basis of information contained in this Factsheet. Where you are required to lodge a written claim for a benefit, you must take full responsibility for your decisions prior to the written claim being determined. You should seek confirmation in writing of any oral advice you receive from DVA.


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9 March 2018