Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program

Up to $80,000 is available from Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program to help communities commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and raise awareness about their service.


Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program

The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program is designed to support projects which have a significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community. The program supports projects in Victoria and is separate from and complements other Anzac Centenary grants programs delivered by the Victorian Government.



The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program aims to help communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assist projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.



Grants over $20,000 and up to $80,000 (excluding GST) will be considered for funding. Projects should be completed within the Anzac Centenary period (up until 2018).


Eligible Projects

The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program Successful projects should:

  • raise awareness of the contribution of Victorian veterans, past and present, through diverse, inclusive and educational projects and activities;
  • encourage direct participation and engagement, in making connections with and learning more about past conflicts and the role of veterans;
  • provide social and cultural benefits to the community; and
  • leave a legacy for future generations.

Projects may involve the creation of reflective or memorial spaces and memorials ; history and research projects; community events (e.g. ceremonies, parades, re-enactments); cultural, multicultural and arts projects; exhibitions, performances, publications, web-based materials and app development.


Eligible Applicants

The following types of organisations are eligible to apply for the Victoria Remembers Grant Program:

  • local government authorities
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • educational institutions.

Applications from other types of organisations may be considered on a case by case basis.

In addition, to be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • be an incorporated body;
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can provide written advice from the Australian Taxation Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment; and
  • be based in Victoria

Unincorporated organisations may arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on their behalf.



Applications close 18 February 2019.


Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program Recipients

Round 1  2015-16

  • Sunshine RSL Sub-Branch, Anzac Centenary Sunshine Street Memorials and Hand Held Self Guided App – $48,000 (excluding GST)

Round 2  2015-16

  • Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee Inc., Garden of the Grieving Mother, Arch of Victory Ballarat – $50,000
  • Rotary Club of Euroa, Memorial Park – $80,000
  • The Craigieburn War Memorial and Remembrance Committee Incorporated, Craigieburn War Memorial – $25,000
  • Central Goldfields Shire Council, Homecoming: Second World War Soldiers of Victoria’s Central Goldfields – $25,600
  • Charlton Memorial Team Auspiced by Euroa RSL, Shining a Light on the Boer War: Euroa’s Contribution – $39,730
  • Gannawarra Shire Council, Brave Hearts – a WWI memorial in images and words – $53,450
  • Keilor East RSL, Laurie Larmer: Local Hero – $25,000
  • Open Channel Co-operative Ltd, Short Back and Sides (working title) – $60,000
  • Ballarat City Council, Veteran Memory Atlas – $80,000

Round 3 2016-17

  • Boroondara City Council, participatory arts (of all abilities), multicultural theatre event tied to the Boroondara Remembers: Stories of World War One publication – $30,000
  • Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Geelong RSL ANZAC Stories – $20,000
  • Rochester and Elmore District Health Service, In Caring Hands – $20,000
  • Shrine of Remembrance, Beginning to Remember: remembrance experiences for children’s early years – $20,000
  • Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch Inc. (Auspiced by the Warnambool City Council), Warrnambool ANZAC Memorial – $80,000

Round 4 2016-17

  • Buninyong RSL Sub Branch (Auspiced by Buninyong & District Community Association), Buninyong Remembers: A Community Celebration of its WWI Avenue of Honour – $22,602
  • City of Wodonga, Welcome to Bonegilla – $24,000
  • National Council of Jewish Women (Victoria) Community Services Inc., No-One Forgotten, Nothing Forgotten – $22,300
  • Ringwood RSL Sub Branch Inc., Ted Kenna VC Library and Memorabilia Cabinets – $35,304
  • Sail & Adventure Ltd, Victoria Remembers AK82/Alma Doepel – $42,000
  • Shepparton RSL Sub Branch, Sir Murray Bourchier Memorial – $80,000
  • Shrine of Remembrance, Recent Conflicts Gallery Upgrade – $22,164
  • Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum – Bendigo’s Contribution and Experience During the First World War – $80,000

Round 5 2017-18

  • Austin Health, Colour Patch Museum – $80,000.00
  • Geelong Heritage Centre – Geelong Regional Library Corporation, Geelong Honours Them – $76,000.00
  • Shrine of Remembrance, Sanctuary Interpretation – $49,961.00

Round 6 2017-18

  • Austin Health, Armistice Remembrance Banners – $35,000.00
  • City of Greater Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat Soldiers Memorial Anzac Centenary Wall – $80,000.00 
  • Federation University Australia, Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances: The Red Cross Enquiry Volunteers – $40,000.00
  • Hurstbridge RSL Sub Branch, Hurstbridge War Memorial – $34,000.00
  • Lorne RSL Sub-Branch (RSL, ANZAC House), ANZAC Memorial Park Project – Lorne  – $40,000.00 
  • Mission to Seafarers (Victoria) Incorporated, 1914-1918 The Ladies Harbour Light Network Film Project – $50,000.00 
  • Returned Services League Australia (Victorian Branch), Remembrance in Focus – $50,000.00
  • VVAA VICTORIAN BRANCH, Battle of Coral/Balmoral 50th anniversary commemoration – $35,000.00 

Round 7 2018-19

  • Colac Otway Shire, Homage to the Anzacs – Light projections – $40,000
  • Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism, Centenary of the Great Ocean Road – Documentary – $70,000
  • Manningham City Council, Doncaster RSL Interpretative Signage/ Soundposts and Red Poppy Light Installation – $60,000
  • Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Australia’s Arsenal CAC/AFF Trail Signage – $32,000


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