Activities that recognise the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two (WWII) and engage and educate Victorians about WWII.
Grants can be used for projects and events that:
- honour and recognise WWII veterans
- present WWII related commemorative services (new or enhancing existing events)
- tell lesser known WWII stories
- identify WWII sites of significance
- engage diverse communities
Where possible, funding should be complemented with other funding sources from the applicant organisation, grants from local or federal government, donations, sponsorships or other funding sources.
09 December 2019 to 12 February 2020
Who can apply
- ex-service organisations
- local government authorities
- not-for-profit organisations
- educational institutions
Applicants must also:
- be an incorporated body - or you can arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on your behalf. Complete the Auspice arrangement application form.
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide written advice from the Australian Taxation Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
- be financially solvent
- be based in Australia provided the project is located in Victoria
- have provided a Final report or Progress report for any project that has been previously funded through a DPC Veterans Grant Program
How we assess applications
Your application will be assessed against other applications and how well the project will:
- recognise and honour Victorian WWII veterans
- engage more Victorians in and enhance existing WWII commemorative services (particularly Victory in the Pacific or Victory in Europe Day)
- inform Victorians of lesser known WWII stories and the impacts of WWII
- identify and share stories regarding sites of WWII significance
- encourage direct participation and engagement, community connections or learnings about WWII, particularly diverse communities
- strengthen the quality and impact of WWII commemorative services
- highlight the cultural diversity arising from WWII
Examples of projects
- community events (for example, commemorative services, re-enactments)
- community, cultural or arts projects
- new research, web-based material and educational material
- digitising or recording of WWII stories
- recognising local WWII sites of significance (including opening during WWII Open Day)
- reunions of WWII significance
- conservation of WWII wartime heritage/memorabilia items of historical significance
- avenues of honour, memorials, plaques or sculptures relating to WWII
Projects we won't fund
- applications from individuals
- projects that are the responsibility of any other existing government grant program (including flag poles, restoration of graves, restoring community war memorials etc)
- projects that have already commenced (except initial planning)
- projects relating to the commemoration of non-Victorian veterans
- projects located outside Victoria including interstate and overseas travel
- projects/activities operated for commercial or business profit
- private events for members or via invitation only
- capital works projects, furniture and whitegoods
- regular ongoing maintenance and equipment costs
- ongoing staffing and office costs
- park/garden/landscape enhancements without significant WWII commemorative value
Projects are expected to take place during 2020.
Step 1: Check eligibility
Check that your organisation and project is eligible.
You can also:
- contact the Veterans Branch about your project: email:
- call the Grants Information Line on weekdays between 8:30am and 5pm (except public holidays)
Step 2: Prepare supporting documents
Prepare the following documents and submit with your application (where required):
- detailed budget and written quotes for all project costs
- letters of support from other organisations, agencies or partners involved in the project
- letter from Local Government Authority or Crown Land manager (for projects on public land), including approvals, their role and who is responsible for maintenance and ownership after completion
- details of any community consultation to support your application
- project plans with start and end dates, timelines for key activities, responsibilities and implementation stages
- completed Auspice arrangement form – if applicable
If documents aren’t supplied, applications may not be considered.
Step 3: Apply online
Applications can be saved and completed at a later date. It's recommended that applicants start the process early to collate any documents needed.
Once submitted, you'll receive an application number you can use as a reference.
Step 4: Application decision and funding agreement
- the grant applications will be assessed in the two months after the closing date
- applicants may be contacted for further information
- successful and unsuccessful grant applicants will be notified in writing
- successful grant applicants will be required to enter into a Common Funding Agreement (CFA) with the Department of Premier and Cabinet
- project deliverables, milestone dates and payments will be included in the CFA
Step 5: Final reports
- Progress reports may be required. A Final report is required to acquit the grant.
- any unspent funds must be returned to the Veterans Branch.
- a variation or extension must be requested in writing by emailing
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Reviewed 24 March 2020