Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program

Up to $20,000 is available from Anzac Centenary Community Grant to support activities to  commemorate the veteran’s service & build legacy for future generations.

Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program

Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program

The Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program is designed to support activities to commemorate our veterans’ service and to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.



The Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program is distributed by the Victorian Veterans Council, an independent statutory body that comprises representatives of the veteran community. The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) administers grants on behalf of the Council. This grant program supports local community projects in Victoria and is separate from and will complement other Anzac Centenary grant programs such as the Commonwealth Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.



The Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program is designed to support projects up to $20,000 (excluding GST). Grants are paid exclusive of GST and only one application can be made per project. It will be available over the period of the Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) with two funding rounds per year.


Eligible Projects

The Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program offers funding to eligible organisations for projects that:

  • commemorate the service and sacrifice of WWI veterans and their communities; or
  • inform and educate Victorians about the experiences of WWI veterans and their communities.

Funding for the Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program will generally support projects that provide wide community benefit and that fall within the following categories:

New memorials

Where an appropriate memorial does not exist elsewhere in Victoria, projects for new memorials will be considered which:

  • honour individuals who have been awarded the Victoria Cross in WWI; or
  • commemorate the service or sacrifice of veterans in specific battles or campaigns in WWI.

Local community events

One off events that honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of Victoria’s veterans during WWI. Annual commemorative events such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day are not eligible.

Local community education projects

Projects that inform and educate the wider Victorian community about the service and sacrifice of Victoria’s veterans and their communities during WWI and could include:

  • involving students in research or commemorative projects relating to the service and sacrifice of our veterans and local communities during WWI;
  • the role played by women and girls during the WWI; or
  • the impact on family and communities and on those left at home during WWI.

Preserving local Anzac history

Projects which have a primary focus of preserving wartime heritage and the local history of WWI veterans including:

  • preparation and publishing of local commemorative books
  • recording of oral recollections by descendants of WWI
  • development of websites
  • design and production of interpretation panels and heritage walks
  • conservation of objects or documents with historical significance
  • construction of suitable means of displaying wartime heritage (e.g. display cases).


Eligible Applicants

The following types of organisations are eligible to apply for funding:

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

In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be an incorporated body;
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can 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; and
  • have submitted a Final Report or Progress Report for any previously provided or current Victorian Government Veterans Grant



Applications close 28 August 2017.


More Information

  • Source
  • Program Guidelines

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