The Veterans SA Capacity Building Grant Fund offers support to eligible ex-service organisations to help them improve their governance and strengthen their capacity building skills.

Applications are open for the 2021-22 Veterans SA Capacity Building Grant Fund.

Applicants can seek grants of up to $5,000 for projects that help strengthen the governance of ex-service organisations to lead, develop, support and advocate for their communities.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • leadership and governance training for board or committee members
  • temporary project staff salaries or consultant costs to assist in developing a plan or strategy (e.g. strategic plan, communication/social media strategy)
  • training and skills development (e.g. grant writing skills, volunteer management training, financial management training)
  • development of a website or app to make services more accessible to the community.

Applications are CLOSED

Applications open 1 February 2022 and close at 5:00 pm ACST on 29 April 2022.

Late applications will not be considered.

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

Eligibility criteria

Grants are available for projects or initiatives that are aimed at building capacity, knowledge and skills within the community, but do not create an ongoing need for funding.

Funding can be used for eligible expenses that directly relate to coordination, management and delivery of the project within South Australia.

To be eligible for funding, ex-service organisations must:

  • be non-government, not-for-profit and
    • incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985, or
    • an Australian Public Company Limited by Guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001, or
    • a Statutory Authority established through an Ac
    • registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission with a comparable legal status
  • have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • provide satisfactory evidence that their core purpose is to deliver initiatives, services or support for the South Australian Veteran Community
  • be based in South Australia.

In addition, the following criteria apply:

  • applicant organisations must 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 which meets eligibility requirements
  • applications must be authorised by an appropriate executive member of the organisation
  • an applicant may only submit one application.

How to apply

Assessment process

Applicants will receive a confirmation email after submission of their application.

Stage one – Application screening

Once the round has closed, Veterans SA will screen all applications to ensure:

  • 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 to assessment.

 Stage two – Assessment against criteria

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

  • community need, purpose and outcomes
  • connection to the wider community
  • value for money
  • organisational capacity
  • financial need.

At any stage during the process, applicants may be contacted for clarification.

Download the Guidelines