Commemoration and Education Grant Program

The Victorian Veterans Council is responsible for distributing funds for this grant program and the Department of Premier and Cabinet manages the administration of the grants.

This program provides grants for:

  • Commemoration and Community Education, and
  • Education Assistance for Veterans' Dependants.

Commemoration and Community Education grants provide funding for projects which honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans and educate Victorians about the contribution made by our veterans in their service to the nation and the state. This could include new war memorials, commemorative events, public education projects and the preservation of wartime heritage.

Education Assistance for Veterans' Dependants grants provide funding to organisations to assist with the educational needs of veterans' dependants. Organisations wishing to apply for this program must contact the Veterans Branch at Department of Premier and Cabinet on 9651 2202 before submitting an application.

Funding range

Grants up to $20,000 (excluding GST) are available. Grants are paid exclusive of GST and only one application can be made per project.


Not for profit organisations that can demonstrate that their principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community. Unincorporated organisations may arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on their behalf.

If you are an auspice organisation, you must read the information in the auspice arrangement downloadable document below and sign this form to show that you understand the terms of entering into an auspice arrangement. The form must be submitted as an attachment to the grant application.

See the program guidelines for further details including eligible and ineligible projects.

Open dates


Opens 2 October 2017 and closes 11 December 2017

Program guidelines

Auspice arrangements

Accepting an auspice arrangement (Word - 29KB)

Accepting an auspice arrangement (PDF - 383KB)

Previously funded grants


Contact us

Further information is available during business hours from the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356.

Depending on your application, you may wish to:

Contact Local Councils for Heritage Advisors
Visit Fact sheets for preserving war heritage and memorabilia




Last updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017