Major Commemorative Grants

Over $10,000 is available from the Major Commemorative Grants to support commemorative projects that have a national, state or territory focus.


Major Commemorative Grants

The Saluting Their Service Commemorations 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 personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

The objectives of the Program are to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations. The Major Commemorative Grants category of the program is available to fund commemorative projects that have a national, state or territory focus.

 

Objective

The expected outcomes of the Major Commemorative Grants are to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of programs and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations and promote appreciation and understanding of the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

 

Funding

There is no minimum or maximum grant amount; however grants are usually over $4,000.

Eligible Projects

To be eligible for the Major Commemorative Grants your project must be significant, from a national, state or territory perspective and contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its service personnel. For a project to be considered significant, its focus should be wider than the local community and be available to a larger audience.

The list below provides a guide to eligible grant projects:

  • New national / state / territory or otherwise significant war memorials where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of commemoration.
  • New honour boards/rolls or plaques
  • The restoration of existing national / state / territory or otherwise significant war memorials
  • Significant (national / state / territory level) commemorative events (The event should be held within one month of the anniversary being commemorated)
  • Nationally significant cultural and educational projects with a military heritage focus and that add to the sum of knowledge on a particular topic or which provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage to a national / state / territory audience

The Major Commemorative Grants can be used to pay for the following, but is not limited to:

  • Audio and visual equipment hire
  • Display cabinets for the display of wartime memorabilia
  • Equipment hire (i.e. chairs, marquee, PA system) Note: For commemorative events only
  • Flagpole (one only) where none already exists – Supply and Installation, to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. Note: Maximum available amount for this item is $1,500
  • Flagpole (one only) where none already exists – Supply only, to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. Note: Maximum available amount for this item is $1,000
  • Honour boards / rolls new or restoration of (including digital honour boards / rolls)
  • Interpretive signage (i.e. description of memorabilia on display)
  • Landscaping / Gardening (i.e. trees, shrubs, paving). Note: Must be within the immediate surrounds of memorials only
  • Lighting (i.e. for display cabinets, cenotaphs, memorial security lighting)
  • Memorials, cenotaphs & plinths (new and restoration of)
  • Monuments and Statues
  • Plaques (new and restoration of)
  • Printing of commemorative booklets / orders of service
  • Publishing and editing costs
  • Research expenses (i.e. photocopying, postage, the purchase of photographs from Australian War Memorial etc providing that the research expenses are not the majority of the costs of the project)
  • Venue hire
  • Wreaths (maximum of two). Note: limit of $100 per wreath

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

 

Eligible Applicants

There are three applicant types:

  • An entity applying for funding in its own right
  • An entity applying as a sponsor on behalf of an individual or ineligible organisation
  • An entity applying as the lead agency of a consortium

Depending on the applicant type you can apply for grants under $10,000 or over $10,000.

If you are one of the following applicant types, you can apply for grants under $10,000

  • An entity applying for funding in its own right
  • An entity applying as a sponsor on behalf of an individual or ineligible organisation
  • An entity applying as the lead agency of a consortium

To be eligible, you must be one of the following entity types as stated in the dropdown list in the Application form:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Indigenous corporation
  • Incorporated association
  • Local government
  • State/Territory Government entity
  • Statutory entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated Entity

If you are one of the following applicant types, you can apply for grants $10,000 and over

  • An entity applying for funding in its own right
  • An entity applying as a sponsor on behalf of an individual or ineligible organisation
  • An entity applying as the lead agency of a consortium

To be eligible you must be incorporated and one of the following entity types as stated in the dropdown list in the Application form:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Indigenous corporation
  • Incorporated association
  • Local government
  • State/Territory Government entity
  • Statutory entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust

 

Timing

Applications close 10 January 2019.

 

More Information

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