ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund is available to support organisations whose principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community.

ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund

ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund

The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund provides practical support to the veteran community through the provision of funding for a range of welfare related activities. Funding is provided to assist organisations whose principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community.

The Victorian Veterans Council is responsible for distributing funds for this grant program and the Department of Premier and Cabinet manages the administration of the grants.



The funding for the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund is derived from the proceeds of sporting events held in Victoria on ANZAC Day. Grants will be provided in accordance with the funds available.

There is one funding round per year.


Eligible Activities

Grants from this program can be used for:

  • direct welfare services, programs or assistance that is targeted to the ex-service community, for example, assistance with the payment of living expenses
  • welfare for those in the ex-service community who are socially or geographically isolated, for example, the cost of providing access to activities
  • health and wellbeing programs and activities for veterans and/or their families
  • operating costs for the provision of welfare, for example, the costs of providing transport for shopping, social activities and welfare needs.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding an organisation must:

  • demonstrate that its principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community;
  • 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.

Unincorporated organisations may arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on their behalf.



Applications close 27 August 2018.


2016-2017 Recipients

ApplicantProject NameGrant
2/14 Battalion Association IncProduction & Distribution of the 2/14 Battalion Association newsletter1,200.00
39th Australian Infantry Battalion[1941-43] Association IncThe Good Guts Newsletter Project1,392.00
Australian National Veterans Arts MuseumVeterans Arts Welfare Project10,000.00
Carry On (Victoria)Anzac Day Proceeds Fund – Welfare59,955.00
Colac Legacy Club IncColac Legacy Bus Project2,000.00
Defence Force Welfare AssociationProduce Branch Supplement Comaraderie1,700.00
Geelong Legacy Club IncorporatedGeelong Legacy Widows Utility Allowance15,000.00
Macedon Ranges Group of Bendigo Legacy IncHeating support for Legacy Widows2,040.00
Melbourne LegacyMelbourne Legacy ‘The Answer’ Newsletter for Widows22,000.00
Melbourne LegacyMelbourne Legacy Widows Transport Initiative5,180.00
Melbourne Legacy2017 Summer Camp for Legacy Dependants with a Disability20,000.00
Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club IncPublications Project3,000.00
RAAF Association (Victorian Division)RAAF Association Victoria: Veterans Welfare Program10,000.00
RAAF Association (Victorian Division)Newsletters for Victorian Division1,400.00
Returned and Service League of Australia Victorian BranchRegional Welfare Centres Project82,864.00
South Gippsland Group Of Melbourne Legacy GroupWinter Fuel Assistance8,400.00
The Legacy Club of Ballarat Inc2017 Winter Heating Allowance18,720.00
The Legacy Club of Bendigo IncUtility assistance for Centrelink Widows of Bendigo Legacy7,320.00
Vietnam Veterans Federation Vic Branch IncVVF Victorian Branch Inc Welfare Project5,000.00


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