Veteran-aid grants open for applications

Applications are now open for the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants and Grants-in-Aid for ex-service organisations announced by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today.

“These grants help ex-service organisations provide vital advocacy services for current- and former-serving men and women, which help veterans with their compensation claims and also ensure they get correct access to entitlements and services,” Mr Chester said.

“More than $4 million in over 155 grants has been provided to ex-service organisations supporting veterans under these programs in 2017-18 and I encourage all ex-service organisations to apply for this round of grant funding.

“Applications for both grant programs close on Thursday 19 April 2018 with payments to the successful applicants to be made before the end of 2018-19 financial year.

“Organisations needing assistance with online lodgement are encouraged to seek help through the Community Grants Hub.


“If you think you may need help with your application please call or email the hub as soon as possible to ask for help.

“This will ensure any issues can be worked through in time for your application to be considered for funding.”

For information about how to apply for grants online, see the Community Grants Hub website or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

Support is also available by phone on 1800 020 283 or by email:

To receive an email alert when veteran and other community grants are open for applications, visit





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