Apply now for 2017 DVA grants


Apply now for 2017 DVA grants Local community groups are encouraged to apply for Australian Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Any group can apply for grant funding towards activities that assist the health and quality of life of our veterans or commemorative projects that honour our military history.  Further funding is available for ex-service organisations to improve their capacity and to assist in supporting compensation and welfare assistance to veterans and their dependents. In 2017, DVA will run funding rounds in the grant programs described below:
  • The Saluting Their Service (STS) commemorations program provides funding to eligible organisations for projects that contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women.
  • The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) Program aims to improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community. This program provides funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

  • The Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program supports Ex-service organisations (ESO) to provide compensation and welfare assistance to the veteran and Defence communities. It also links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program, which provides practitioners with the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

  • The Grants-In-Aid Program (available to only national ESOs) provides administrative support in recognition of the work national ESOs do to support the veteran community.

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