Anzac Centenary Commemorative Grants

Throughout the Anzac Centenary national program, the Australian Government is supporting and empowering Australians to partake in commemorative, educational and cultural initiatives.

Communities and groups across Australia have come together to organise special events, memorials and tributes during this special period. These efforts have been recognised and supported over the past four years with a range of funding opportunities.  

2018 is the last opportunity for Australians to honour and commemorate our service men and women during the Anzac Centenary period.

In the final year of the Anzac Centenary, Australians can access grants for both local community and major events, activities and projects commemorating Australia’s war time history and more specifically the centenary of the Armistice.

Armistice Centenary Grants Program

The Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP) provides grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War, remember Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace.

Each Federal Electorate has a funding pool of $50,000 to support local commemorative projects. A community Consultation Committee will be established in each electorate to assist the local MP in seeking the community’s views on how to best commemorate the Centenary.

Applicants must be invited to apply by their local MP to receive an application form and be eligible to apply for a grant. Contact your local MP to express your interest.

The ACGP Grants will close on 28 February 2018.

Further information, including the program guidelines, is available on the GrantConnect website using the GO ID: GO660.

Saluting Their Service Commemorations Grants Program

The STS Commemorations 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 service men 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 in excess of $4,000 are available for projects and activities that are significant, usually 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 service men and women.

For further information including guidelines and application forms, please visit the Department of Veterans Affair’s website, contact the Commemorative Grants Section in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs National Office on 1800 026 185 or email