What is the Veterans Capital Works Grant Program?
The Veterans Capital Works Grant Program is a grant opportunity to support building and facility improvements for not-for-profit organisations delivering services to veterans, their families and communities.
Grants between $5000 and up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be available.
Priority will be given to projects that improve or increase the effective use of facilities. Projects should be able to be completed within 12 months of the project approval date.
Victorian based organisations providing services for veterans, their families and communities are eligible, including:
- ex-service organisations
- local government authorities
- not-for-profit organisations
Applications from other organisations may be considered on a case by case basis.
In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must:
- be an incorporated body
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or 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
- have submitted a Final Report or Progress Report for any previously provided or current Victorian Government Veterans Grant
Unincorporated organisations can arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on their behalf.
The Veterans Capital Works Grant programs will not fund:
- an individual
- commercial (for profit) organisation, unless designated by the Australian Taxation Office as an income tax exempt charity or income tax exempt entity or similar
- projects that do not meet the eligibility criteria or align with the objectives of the program
- privately owned projects or projects on private land
- purchase of land, new buildings or vehicles
- assistance to hospitals, nursing homes, health care centres, universities, technical colleges or schools
- projects that are the responsibility of other authorities such as roads, footpaths, gutters
- retrospective funding for projects that have already commenced (initial concept planning is expected for major projects)
- business plans, feasibility studies or the costs for the design of facilities only (for example, detailed design of a facility or single site masterplans)
- purchase of small electrical items, for example, whitegoods, computers and copiers
- utility costs, ongoing routine operating and maintenance costs
- salary subsidies of existing staff
- purchase or maintenance of recreation, entertainment, sporting, life-saving or any other equipment
- fencing, streetscaping, landscaping, gardening and beautification activities unless the project is part of the building project
- facilities that prohibit public access
- smoking and/or gambling areas
- regular maintenance activity
- applications that have not completed all requirements in the application including evidence of consent, support and financial commitment from funding partners
- applications that have not provided detailed quotes or undertaken required planning to ensure the project can be delivered within 12 months
- organisations that have not fully acquitted previous grants funded by the Veterans Branch
- projects that are eligible under other Veterans Branch grant programs.
Applications close 12 April 2021.