Applying and reporting veterans grants

Veterans grant resources to help ex-service organisations and veteran support groups to apply for a veteran grant and meet their reporting requirements.

Writing a grant application?

Writing a good grant application can be difficult if you aren't prepared, which is why we've put together the following resources, to assist you to write a strong application.

Use these resources to understand:

  • how to write a grant application
  • how to access the Grants Portal
  • common grants words and terms
  • in-kind contributions
  • auspice and how to know if you need one.

Grant resources

How to write a good grant application

Step 1: Check that your organisation is eligible to apply

Before you get started, check that your organisation is eligible to apply for the grant.

To check, read the Grant Program Guidelines provided on each of the grant program page.
If you are unsure about the requirements, contact the Veterans Grants team by emailing

Step 2: Check to see if you require an auspice arrangement

If your organisation is not incorporated or does not have an ABN, you may still apply if you are supported by an eligible auspice organisation that has agreed to manage the grant for you.

Fine more details on the Veterans grants auspice arrangements page. [new page]

Step 3: Prepare your application

To prepare your grant application, take some time to:

  • check the application close date
  • check what evidence or documents you will need to include
  • review grant application instructions.

Step 4: What to include in your grant application

When writing your grant application make sure you define:

  • why is there a need for your project
  • who will benefit from the project
  • how does your project match the aim of the grant program.

To check that you've included this – ask yourself:

  • Who will your project target?
  • What will your project achieve?
  • When will your project be held?
  • Where will you project run?
  • Why is your project important?
  • How will you deliver your project?
  • Who will manage your project?

Make sure you write clearly:

  • a description of your project
  • how your project will be undertaken
  • a budget outlining all costs
  • a timeline of when key deliverables will be achieved.

Step 5: Consider what other funding sources are available

When researching your project cost, consider what other funding sources are available and include this in your grant application.

Other funding sources could include:

Only include funding you have secured and is readily available to support your project in your application. If you are waiting on funding to be made available or approved from other sources, we recommended reapplying in a future round to ensure your project is not impacted if funding from these sources fail to release funds.

You can refer to the Veterans grants application preparation guide for further assistance and instructions.

Veterans grants application preparation guide
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Applying for a grant?

Before you get started, read:

  • the grants program guidelines to check that you or your organisation is eligible to apply
  • how to write a grant application.

Ready to apply, head to the Grants Gateway.

For assistance with the Grants Gateway you can refer to the Grant Gateway Login Instructions.