What is the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program?

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants 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.

 

Objective

The objective of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • provide funding for local community-based commemorative projects and activities that directly commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and
  • 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 roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

 

Funding

The Australian Government is providing up to $3,500,000 (GST exclusive) during the 2019-20 financial year for the program. The following grant categories are available:

  • Community Grants (STS-CG) – Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  • Major Grants (STS-MG) – Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

 

Eligible Projects

Community Grants (STS-CG)

These small grants are for projects and activities which are focused on the local community, commemorate the service and sacrifice of local community members, and are primarily accessed by the local community.

Some examples of STS-CG projects and activities include:

  • Development of a digital honour roll
  • Restoration of an honour board
  • Purchase of a cabinet to display military memorabilia
  • Installation of a flagpole to display Australian National Flag/s on days of commemoration.

Major Grants (STS-MG)

STS-MG grants have a much wider focus than the STS-CG category and must be commemorative of the service and sacrifice of service personnel beyond the local community, and/or consist of elements that are available to the whole nation, or residents of a state, territory, or regional area. A
high monetary value project or activity does not necessarily mean that it is of national, state, territory and/or regional significance.

Some examples of STS-MG projects and activities include:

  • Construction of a new memorial to commemorate Australian service personnel killed whilst serving in the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan
  • Construction of an interactive memorial walking track dedicated to Australian service personnel from the Vietnam war
  • Development of a digital honour roll and interpretive signage to commemorate the history of service personnel from a particular region
  • Publication of a book commemorating Australian service personnel from the Malayan Emergency
  • Development of a documentary commemorating Australian Prisoners of War.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Cooperative
  • Company
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Local Government
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-Corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Statutory Entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated Association – grant activities up to $10,000 only.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the list above.

 

Timing

Applications close 31 March 2020.

 

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