Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program


The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program).

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.  

There are 2 categories of grants available under the program:

• Community Grants (STS-CG)

Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

• Major Grants (STS-MG)

Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.  

If your project involves restoring/changing a memorial, there may be heritage considerations. Information is available from your state or territory government heritage body, or at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

Assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into 3 batches. The table below identifies the cut-off dates for all 3 batches:

Batch       Applications included in batch

1               11:00 PM AEST on 10 June 2021.

2               11:00 PM AEDT on 7 October 2021.

3               11:00 PM AEDT on 8 February 2022.