Up to $2.3M is available from Veteran and Community Grants to support projects that will enhance health and wellbeing of the veteran community members.

 

Veteran and Community Grants

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

V&CG is a long-term rolling grant program that accepts applications continuously throughout the year. V&CG funding is for one off projects, and forms part of Outcome 2.4 Veterans’ Community Care and Support.

 

Objectives

The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community;
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

The Veteran and Community Grants program is intended to:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental wellbeing;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • increase nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

 

Funding

The Australian Government has announced a total of $2,360,000.00 (GST exclusive) for the 2019-2020 financial year. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your projects must deliver one or more of the following for the benefit of Australian veterans and/or their families:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental wellbeing;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • improved nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

Eligible expenditure categories are:

  • Equipment and Furnishings
  • Building Works
  • Travel
  • Volunteer Expenses
  • Meals
  • Project Officer Expenses
  • Replacement Items
  • Evaluation Costs
  • Administration Costs

Not all the proposed expenditure on your project may be eligible for grant funding. The program delegate makes the final decision to approve a grant  and the amount of funding to be awarded. Please note: we are not responsible for any expenditure incurred until a grant agreement is executed.

 

Eligible Applicants

The Veteran and Community Grants is open to ex-service organisations, veteran representative groups and other organisations. An applicant must be one of the following entity types as stated in the dropdown list in the Application form:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated Association

 

Timing

Applications close 27 February 2020.

 

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