Armistice Centenary Grants Program

Up to $50,000 is available from Armistice Centenary Grants Program to support projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.

Armistice Centenary Grants Program

Armistice Centenary Grants Program

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



The Armistice Centenary Grants Program (the Program) will run as a targeted and competitive round over one year from 11 November 2017 to 11 November 2018. The Program was announced as part of the Anzac Centenary Program in the 2017-18 Budget.



The objectives of the Program are to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to enable local community-based commemorative 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.



The Australian Government has provided funding of $7.5 million over two financial years for the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP). Each Federal Electorate has a total funding pool of $50,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. Ideally, up to 12 projects will be funded in each electorate.

Grant applications for a minimum of $3,000 or maximum of $50,000 will be considered within the total allocation per electorate.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must be a local community-based commemorative project or activity that links directly with the centenary of the Armistice, commemorates the end of the First World War, remembers Australian service men and women from any conflict and celebrates a just and secure peace.

Funding must be used to deliver projects and activities that meet these objectives and may include but are not limited to the following:

  • the public commemoration of the Centenary of Armistice Day
  • new war memorials, where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of community commemoration
  • new honour boards / rolls or plaques
  • the restoration of existing war memorials, honour boards / rolls and plaques
  • the preservation, interpretation and display of wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts
  • the publication of wartime histories (e.g. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service men and women) where similar works have not previously been published
  • educational and cultural projects with a military heritage focus
  • school initiatives / projects undertaken by students which focus on military involvement and social impacts relevant to the community.

Examples of eligible items you can use the grant to pay for:

  • Hire of equipment necessary to carry out the project – e.g. venue, audio and visual, chairs
  • Printing and editing costs – e.g. commemorative booklets/orders of service, invitations, wartime history publications
  • Transport – Bus hire costs for transportation to commemorative events only
  • Research administrative costs – e.g. postage, photocopying – maximum of 5% of total project costs
  • Refreshments (non-alcoholic) – maximum of 10% of total project costs
  • Entertainment of a commemorative nature and integral to the commemorative component of the project
  • Advertising costs
  • Cenotaphs
  • Plinths
  • Plaques
  • Monuments and statues
  • Flagpoles
  • Honour Boards/Rolls (including digital Honour Boards/Rolls)
  • Restoration costs for memorials, plaques, Honour Boards/Rolls
  • Landscaping – for immediate surrounds of memorials only – e.g. commemorative plants, paving – maximum of 15% of total project costs
  • Display cabinet purchase costs for the display of wartime memorabilia
  • Lighting – e.g. display cabinets, memorial security lighting
  • Display materials – purchase of for educational/cultural projects
  • Art supplies – purchase of for school initiatives and artistic projects
  • Costs associated with contractors who undertake project activities.

You can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in your grant agreement.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must:

  • have been invited by your local member to submit an application. The grant amount and project applied for must be the same as what is reported by your local member to DVA
  • be one of the following organisation types:
    • an incorporated association (if you are seeking funding of $10,000 or more)
    • ex-service organisation
    • not for profit community organisation
    • school, or other educational institution
    • museum or cultural institution
    • historical association
    • an Australian local government body.
  • have a plan for how you will carry out the project and identify the budget for your project
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution in the name of the organisation applying, and
  • be located in Australia.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.



Applications close 28 February 2018.


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