The Veterans SA Commemorative Services Grant Fund offers support to eligible ex-service organisations to assist in hosting commemorative events held between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022.

Applications are open for the 2021-22 Veterans SA Commemorative Services Grant Fund.

Veterans SA will accept one application per organisation. Organisations with regional offices can submit one application per regional office.

Applicants can seek grants of up to $1,000 for expenses that directly relate to the coordination, management and delivery of commemorative services within South Australia.

Examples of eligible expenses include:

  • venue (hire fees)
  • equipment and furniture hire (AV, lighting, marquees, chairs)
  • security
  • advertising and marketing such as flyers, booklets and posters.

Applications are CLOSED

For events held between 1 January 2022 – 30 June 2022

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

Funding can be used for eligible expenses that directly relate to coordination, management and delivery of commemorative services 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 Act, or
    • 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

After you submit an application you will receive a receipt of your application via email.

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 further
  • 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:

  • 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