ACT Veterans Grants Program

ACT Veterans Grants Program

ACT Grants, Grants - Open grants


This program aims to support veterans and their families’ wellbeing and social inclusion.

Non-recurrent grants of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) are available for projects which will be completed by 31 December 2020 that support the Program’s funding priorities. However, at the delegate’s discretion, this amount may be increased to $7,500 in exceptional circumstances, where the application can demonstrate a high level of value to the veteran community.

If more than one organisation applies for funding to work together to deliver a project, the total funding provided for the project cannot exceed $5,000.

A total funding pool of $37,707 (GST exclusive) is available through the second round of 2019‑20 across all funding priorities.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
– The applicant organisation must be one of the following:
a) A not-for-profit incorporated association or company
b) A not-for-profit organisation with other legal status
c) A not-for-profit organisation in an auspice arrangement with one of the above (a or b)
– Applicants (or auspice organisations) must have a current public liability insurance policy with a cover of a minimum of $10 million.
– Provide programs/activities for the benefit of residents of the ACT.
– Have no overdue reporting obligations for any previous ACT Government grant including: evaluations, acquittal reports and audited financial statements.
– Applicants cannot be individuals, profit making groups, government entities or registered political parties.
– Applicants must ensure that the declaration at the end of the application form is made by the Chief Executive Officer, President or equivalent of the applicant organisation (or the auspice organisation if applicable). This person must have the financial and management responsibility for the organisation.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include those that address the following priority areas:
1. Support and participation for veterans
– Projects, activities or initiatives which promote inclusion and participation for veterans and their families. This includes projects which improve employment, health and wellbeing outcomes for veterans and their families that promote participation in the following:
a) Sport
b) The arts
c) Skill development
d) Other social engagement focused programs

2. Communication and education
– Projects, activities or initiatives that assist veteran specific and mainstream organisations increase their capacity to link veterans and their families with supports available.

3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans
– Projects, activities or initiatives which relate to the priorities listed in the Guidelines that focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
– Priorities: The proposal aligns with the funding priorities in the Guidelines.
– Capacity: The proposal demonstrates that the organisation has the capacity to deliver the project and manage the funding.
– Community building/partnerships: The proposal outlines how the project will build capacity within the community to carry the project aims beyond the 12 month funding period.
– Budget: The budget is realistic and clearly details all expenditure for the project and demonstrates value for money.
– Geographic spread: The funds are expended in a way to ensure access to programs across the Territory.

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