Applications for commemorative projects close 8 February 2022

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program offers funding to assist local communities in honouring the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. The Australian Government has committed an additional $10 million of funding to the Program over 4 financial years. This brings the total amount of funding in 2021–22 to $3.5 million.

The upcoming 50th anniversary of Australia’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War in 2023 presents a unique opportunity for communities around Australia to conduct projects and activities that commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam veterans. Organisation are welcome to apply for funding for projects that commemorate this significant anniversary.

Applications are also welcome for projects relating to other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Types of eligible projects can include:

  • updating or restoring your local memorial;
  • commissioning an honour board to recognise local service personnel;
  • conducting an exhibition of military memorabilia or other unique military-related items; or
  • involving local school students in an educational project.

The current batch of applications closes on 8 February 2022.

There are two categories of grants available:

  1. Saluting Their Service – Community Grants: Grants to a maximum of $10,000 for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Saluting Their Service – Major Grants: Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 for major commemorative projects that are significant from a national, state, territory, or regional perspective.

For more information, visit the Community Grants Hub or GrantConnect.

Five young soldiers unloading gerry cans from a Huey helicopter on an expanse of grass with bush in the background

A RAAF Iroquois helicopter, A2-649, from No 9 Squadron re-supplies troops of the First Australian Task Force (1ATF) in the field during a recent search and destroy operation in Phuoc Tuy Province, 1967.