ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund
The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund provides practical support to the veteran community through the provision of funding for a range of welfare related activities. Funding is provided to assist organisations whose principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community.
There is one funding round per year.
Who can apply
To be eligible for funding an organisation must:
- demonstrate that its principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community
- be an incorporated body
- possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can 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 submitted a Final Report or Progress Report for any previously provided or current Victorian Government Veterans Grant
Unincorporated organisations may arrange for an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice on their behalf.
Activities that might be funded
Grants from this program can be used for:
- direct welfare services, programs or assistance that is targeted to the ex-service community, for example, assistance with the payment of living expenses
- welfare for those in the ex-service community who are socially or geographically isolated, for example, the cost of providing access to activities
- health and wellbeing programs and activities for veterans and/or their families
- operating costs for the provision of welfare, for example, the costs of providing transport for shopping, social activities and welfare needs
What won't be funded
The following will not be funded:
- applications from individuals
- projects located outside of Victoria
- capital works on buildings
- uniforms or other branded materials
- commemoration and education activities
- community education programs and/or education assistance for veterans’ dependants
Eligible applications will be assessed on merit in the context of the funding available. Applicants should have no expectation of ongoing funding year to year.
Applications will be assessed using the questions What? Why? How? and Who? the welfare project assists.
What is the project? Describe the benefit it will provide.
Why is there a need for this project and how will it benefit the ex-service community? Provide details of beneficiaries including the numbers benefitted and their locations. For example 20 veterans in postcode 3016, 10 war widows in Greater Geelong or 25 veterans’ dependants in Ballarat.
How have you planned the project and what steps will you take? Please note newsletter applications are to include the number of issues and expected circulation. Applications which provide welfare assistance to individuals should include the number of recipients and the dollar value (if applicable) to each recipient.
Who will manage the project? Where relevant, list any other organisations or agencies that will work with you on the project and attach letters of support from them.
Please submit the following required mandatory documents with your application:
- evidence that your organisation’s principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community (for example, Patriotic Fund Registration or Articles of Association)
- letters of support from other organisations, agencies or partners involved in your project (compulsory)
- a Final (acquittal) or Progress Report for any previously funded project through the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund
Attaching required documents
You can attach required documents to your online application. Carefully check to ensure all your attachments have been uploaded before submitting your application. You can also send your required documents by email to along with your application number
Applications must be submitted online via . The online application form must be completed by a person authorised to submit the application on behalf of the applicant organisation. The online application system allows applications to be saved and completed later. It is recommended that applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by an auto generated email after submitting. You will also receive an application number when you submit your application. Please quote this number in all correspondence relating to your application.
If you are successful, you will be required to enter into a Common Funding Agreement with DPC that sets out the terms and conditions along with reporting requirements of the grant.
It may not be possible to fund all projects for which applications are submitted. You may however be offered a smaller funding amount than applied for in your application. In this instance, a revised project plan and budget may be requested.
The project must be completed within the timeframe specified in the funding agreement. Any variation or extension to an approved activity must be requested in writing and submitted to DPC for approval prior to implementation.
Funds must be spent on the project as described in the application and Common Funding Agreement and any unspent funds must be returned to DPC.
A Final Report is required to acquit the grant (see reports section below).
A condition of funding requires that the Victorian Government and Victorian Veterans Council are acknowledged in:
- speeches and presentations about the project at openings or launches
- press releases
- documents, publications, websites, reports, brochures, posters, fliers and signage for example
- the government should also be given the opportunity to contribute a message for any relevant publication
The funding agreement will provide details of these requirements. Failure to meet these requirements may result in future grant applications not being considered.
Government representative opportunities
Where possible you should give the government’s representative an opportunity to open or launch the funded project, and invite them to events.
If you launch or open the funded project at a public event or similar, you must give the relevant Minister the opportunity to officially open or launch the project. You must also invite DPC key representatives and the Minister to all significant events associated with the project.
You will need to give adequate notice (DPC recommends at least two months’ lead time) and work with DPC to coordinate the Minister’s and his or her representative’s role in the opening or launch, or their attendance at events.
As grant funding for this program is provided by the Victorian Veterans Council through the Veterans Fund, you will also be required to invite representatives from the Council to attend any appropriate events associated with the funded project. If a Minister or their representative is unable to speak then it may also be appropriate to ask a member of the Victorian Veterans Council to speak. If you are unsure of anything in relation to the Victorian Veterans Council please contact DPC.
Successful applicants are required to fill out reports in line with their funding agreement.
ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund 2018-2019
Organisation Project Grant funding amount 2/14 Battalion Association Inc. Production and Distribution of the 2/14 Newsletter $1,540 39th Australian Infantry Battalion (1941-43) Association Inc. The Good Guts Newsletter Project $1,500 Air Force Association - Victoria Veterans Welfare Program $20,000 Air Force Association - Victoria Newsletter Program $6,750 Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Ballarat RSL Welfare Support program $10,000 Carry On (Victoria) Anzac Day Proceeds Fund - Welfare $50,000 Colac Legacy Club Inc. Colac Legacy Community Bus $2,200 Defence Force Welfare Association Victorian Branch Camaraderie Magazine Production and Distribution $3,270 Ex Prisoners of War and Relatives Association News Bulletin $949 Geelong Legacy Club Incorporated Geelong Legacy Widows Utility Allowance $7,800 Headquarters 1 ALSG ex Vietnam auspiced by the RSL State Branch HQ 1st ALSG Bus Excursion 2019 $2,190 Macedon Ranges Group of Bendigo Legacy Inc. Heating Support for Legacy Widows $3,910 Macedon Ranges Group of Bendigo Legacy Inc. Transport to Social Activities for Legacy Widows $1,800 Melbourne Legacy Melbourne Legacy 'The Answer' Newsletter for War Widows $37,400
ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund 2017-2018
Organisation Project Grant funding amount 2/14 Battalion Association Inc. Production and Distribution of the 2/14 Newsletter $832 39th Australian Infantry Battalion (1941-43) Association Inc. The Good Guts Newsletter $1,362 Broadmeadows Remembrance Memorial Association Inc Bus Trips to Honour Veterans and War Widows $5,400 Carry On (Victoria) Welfare Project $50,000 Colac Legacy Club Inc Colac Legacy Community Bus $2,500 Defence Force Welfare Association Branch Supplement Production and Distribution $1,740 Geelong Legacy Club Inc Geelong Legacy Widows Heating Allowance $13,000 Macedon Ranges Group of Bendigo Legacy Inc Heating Support for Legacy Widows $3,640 Melbourne Legacy Communications to Extend the Reach of Melbourne Legacy's Services $22,000 Melbourne Legacy Melbourne Legacy Widows Transport Initiative $4,253 Melbourne Legacy Expressive Arts Inspiration Program for Legacy's Adults with a Disability $15,000 Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club Inc Publications Project $2,700 RAAF Association (Victorian Division) Newsletters for Victorian Divisions $2,789 RAAF Association (Victorian Division) Veterans' Welfare Program $12,000
Reviewed 02 July 2019