The 80th Anniversary of the end of World War II Grant Fund has been established to offer eligible South Australian organisations support for activities that honour and recognise the sacrifices and contributions made by South Australians during World War II.

2025 will mark the 80th Anniversary of the end of the World War II, and Veterans SA has opened a new grant fund supporting activities that commemorate this historical moment in time.

To honour the sacrifices and contributions made by South Australians during the war, a maximum of $132,000 in grant funding is available for distribution in the 2024-2025 financial year to support projects or activities that recognise the end of World War II and educate the community about its impact on our local community.

Grants can be used for projects and activities that:

  • honour and recognise WWII veterans
  • deliver WWII related commemorative services or community events
  • communicate WWII stories
  • identify WWII sites of historical significance or conserve WWII wartime heritage
  • educate the community about the significance of World War II to the South Australian community.

Applications are OPEN

Applications for the 80th Anniversary of the end of World War II Grant Fund are now open.

Applications close at 5.00 pm ACST on 30 June 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information contact:
Ms Clare Hennessy, Project Officer, Veterans SA
(08) 8226 8541

Eligibility Criteria

Organisations are eligible to apply if they are:

  • an incorporated organisation established for the purpose of helping or supporting, or having a membership consisting of or including, veterans or dependants of veterans. This includes ex-service organisations.
  • a local government authority, a school, or an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

In addition, applicant organisations must:

  • have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have met requirements for any previous grants received from Veterans SA, such as acquitting or reporting on grants.

Organisations not meeting these requirements, such as unincorporated organisations, may partner with a lead applicant that meets eligibility requirements.

Applications must be authorised by an appropriate executive member of the organisation. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

An applicant may only submit one application (unless submitting as an auspice organisation). Should an applicant submit two or more applications, all those applications may be deemed ineligible.

How to apply

  • Read the Veterans SA 80th Anniversary of the end of World War II Grant Fund guidelines
  • Submit an application via the online portal

Assessment process

Applicants will receive a confirmation that their application has been received via email.

Stage one – Application screening

  • the applicant and project are eligible – ineligible applicants or projects will not be progressed to assessment
  • the application has been completed in full and all supporting documentation has been provided – incomplete applications may not be progressed to assessment
  • the applicant does not have any outstanding obligations for previously awarded grants – applicants with outstanding obligations may not be progressed further.

 Stage two – Assessment against criteria

Applications that progress to stage two will be assessed on merit against the following criteria:

  • project planning and impact
  • value for money
  • contribution to the community
  • addressing an identified need
  • organisational capacity.

Applicants may be contacted at any stage during the process if clarification is required.