$3.5 million available to commemorate veterans' service

Anzac Day at ADFA (Defence)

The 2023–24 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program is now open and has $3.5 million available for projects and activities that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. Grants are open to a wide range of applicants, including ex-service organisations, community groups, schools and local councils. There are two categories:

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

Throughout this year, Australians are marking the 50th anniversary of the end of our involvement in the Vietnam War. The anniversary presents a unique opportunity for communities around Australia to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam veterans. One way to do this is with the help of a Saluting Their Service grant.

Applications for these grants are always open but are assessed in three rounds. The first round closes on 13 June and is the last round when successful organisations can receive their grant funding before the end of the 2023 Vietnam commemorative year.

Not quite ready to apply yet? The second round of Saluting Their Service Grants will open on 14 June and close on 10 October 2023; the third round will open on 11 October and close on 6 February 2024. Successful organisations can generally expect to receive their grant funding about three months after a round closes.

For more information, and to apply, please visit GrantConnect.