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Supporting Younger Veterans grants program

Friday 21 July, 2017

Source: Janice Silby, Deputy Commissioner Department of Veterans Affairs

The Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program provides funding to ex-service organisations to encourage partnerships that will deliver innovative and sustainable services for younger veterans.

The grants program will also help raise awareness of the important issues faced by younger veterans and support them as they leave the Australian Defence Force and integrate back into civilian life, with all the challenges that accompany that unique transition.

Applications for the next round of SYV funding opened on 1 July 2017 and will close on 1 September 2017. Funding rounds will occur each year until 2020.

For further information, please visit or contact the Grants Section in DVA’s National Office on 1800 026 185 or email

Applications for Long Tan Bursary open soon

Applications for the Long Tan Bursary scheme will be open from 18 August 2017.

The Long Tan Bursary scheme helps eligible children of Vietnam veterans meet the cost of their post-secondary education. Each year, 37 bursaries of up to $12,000 over three years are awarded to successful applicants from each state and territory.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, a person must:

  • be the child of an Australian veteran who served in the Vietnam war during the period 31 July 1962 to 30 April 1975
  • have Australian residency status
  • be planning to enrol in post-secondary education in Australia at an Australian University or TAFE equivalent
  • be studying or planning to study full-time online or face-to-face.

The scheme is administered by the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust on behalf of DVA.

For further information, please visit or contact the AVCAT on 02 9213 7999 or email at

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