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State Grant Programs

Organisations and community groups are invited to apply for funding for projects within South Australia aimed at educating the community and commemorating our nation’s military heritage.


Details of previous fund recipients can be found via the links below:

Round 6 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2019-2020 

Round 5 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2018-2019

Round 4 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2017-2018

Round 3 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2016 – 2017

Round 2 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2015 – 2016

Round 1 – Anzac Centenary Grants 2014 – 2015


What grants are available?

The Anzac Day Commemoration Fund has operated in South Australia since 2005, providing grant funds annually toward projects that commemorate Anzac Day.  In 2019-20 $100,000 in grant funding was available for distribution amongst successful applicants for projects such as: 

  • restoration and protection of war memorials across South Australia;
  • raising community awareness of Australia’s military history;
  • contributing to a state-wide program of diverse, inclusive and educative commemorative projects and activities;
  • encouraging community participation and engagement; and
  • promoting social, cultural and economic benefit to the community.

Approved projects could include commemorative events, exhibitions, research, community education activities and the restoration of memorials. Applications that demonstrate collaborative approaches or partnerships are encouraged.

*Applications over $10,000 must include a comprehensive evaluation plan and evidence that alternative sources of funding have been explored.


Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be based in South Australia.

Applications are invited from:

  • Individuals;
  • Ex-service organisations;
  • Local government authorities;
  • Community organisations;
  • Special interest groups;
  • Researchers;
  • Educational institutions;
  • Parent groups; and
  • Not for profit organisations.


What types of projects may be funded?

Projects which commemorate South Australian men and women who have served in war, defence and peacekeeping operations.  Details of previous grant fund recipients can be found below.  


How do I/we submit an application?

Applications for the 2019-20 Anzac Day Commemoration Fund are now closed.  Details for the 2020-2021 round will be released in early 2020.

Please note that the application process has now moved online, and paper applications will no longer be accepted.  


The 2019-2020 Guidelines Paper provides further information about the Grants process (view here).


For more information contact:

Ms Clare Hennessy, Executive Officer, Veterans SA
Telephone: (08) 8226 8541



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