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Non-government organisations can now apply for funding of up to $5,000 (ex GST) to support projects that make a difference to their local veteran community.

Veterans SA Director, Chantelle Bohan said the Veterans SA Seed Funding Grant was created for organisations who are addressing the evolving needs of veterans and their families.

“There are a number of organisations in the South Australian community who are running community-based projects that provide veterans and their families with important social connections and positive engagement opportunities,” Ms Bohan said.

“This grant has been created to support those activities and will be allocated to projects where a real community need has been identified.

“The program recognises the evolving needs of veterans and their families and will provide funding to emerging organisations to help address these needs within our veteran community.”

Examples of eligible projects include social inclusion and self-confidence programs, activities that promote healthy lifestyle habits and programs to enable and encourage participation reducing social isolation.

A maximum of $30,000 (ex GST) of grant funding is available for distribution in the 2021-22 financial year. Applications will be merit selected against key criteria including community needs, purpose and outcomes, connection to the wider community and value for money.

This grant is in addition to two other recently announced funding opportunities in the Veterans SA Capacity Building Fund and Veterans SA Commemorative Services Fund.

The Capacity Building Fund is available to support to eligible ex-service organisations to help them improve their governance and strengthen their capacity building skills, while the Commemorative Services Fund is to assist with the hosting of commemorative events.

Applications for all three grants funding programs close at 5.00 pm ACST on Thursday 31 March 2022.

For more information and to apply click here.