75th Anniversary of End of World War Two

What is 75th Anniversary of End of World War Two Grant Program

The 75th Anniversary of End of World War Two Grant Program is a funding to support activities that recognise the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two (WWII) and generate greater awareness about the state’s WWII history.



Grants of up to $30,000 (excluding GST) is available.


Eligible Projects

Grants can be used for projects and events that:

  • honour and recognise WWII veterans
  • present WWII related commemorative services (new or enhancing existing events)
  • tell lesser known WWII stories
  • identify WWII sites of significance
  • engage diverse communities

Where possible, funding should be complemented with other funding sources from the applicant organisation, grants from local or federal government, donations, sponsorships or other funding sources.

Examples of projects:

  • community events (for example, commemorative services, re-enactments)
  • community, cultural or arts projects
  • new research, web-based material and educational material
  • digitising or recording of WWII stories
  • recognising local WWII sites of significance (including opening during WWII Open Day)
  • reunions of WWII significance
  • conservation of WWII wartime heritage/memorabilia items of historical significance
  • avenues of honour, memorials, plaques or sculptures relating to WWII


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, you must be:

  • an ex-service organisations
  • a local government authorities
  • a not-for-profit organisations
  • an educational institutions

Applicants must also:

  • be an incorporated body – or you can arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on your behalf. Complete the Auspice arrangement application form.
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide written advice from the Australian Taxation Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
  • be financially solvent
  • be based in Australia provided the project is located in Victoria
  • have provided a Final report or Progress report for any project that has been previously funded through a DPC Veterans Grant Program



Applications close 12 February 2020.


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