Apply for the 2020 Commemorative Grants Program

Applications for the 2020 Commemorative Grants Program have opened. This round of grants will benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service (STS)  Program.

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester and Federal Member for  Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said the expansion to the STS Grants Program will see an extra $10 million allocated over the next four years to continue to honour  those who have served their country.

“The STS Grants Program is aimed at acknowledging and commemorating those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations,” Mr Chester said.

Ms Vamvakinou said the funding increase means extra opportunities for local projects in Calwell to commemorate their local military heroes. “I encourage the community here in Calwell to review the new guidelines and apply for a grant to carry on the legacy of commemoration and ensure our veterans are never forgotten” Ms Vamvakinou said.

The revised guidelines will see a shift in focus to conflicts post the First World War, and also mean projects such as documentaries, and digital projects such as digital honour rolls and podcasts, can have funds allocated.

The new guidelines will come into effect in November 2019. For more information about the new guidelines, or to apply for a Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant, visit the Community Grants Hub or GrantConnect web sites or

Applications close on March 31, 2020

Rachel Tharratt: 02 6277 7820
DVA Media: 02 6289 6466
Maria Vamvakinou’s office:  03 9367 5216