Armistice Centenary Grant Program

EOI for Armistice Day Centenary Grants now open


The Shortland electorate has $50,000 to fund projects valued between $3,000 and $50,000 to local community organisations, schools and councils to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice

Expressions of Interest close Friday 16 February, 2018.

Examples of projects that could receive funding include:

  • A public commemoration of the Centenary of Armistice Day
  • New war memorials where none exists and will be the focus of community commemoration
  • New rolls, plaques or honour boards
  • Restoration of existing memorials
  • Preservation and display of artefacts
  • School initiatives undertaken by students that focus on Australia’s military involvement and are relevant to the community
  • Educational and cultural projects with a military heritage focus
  • Hire of equipment for commemorative events
  • Purchase items necessary for a project such as flagpoles, monuments, display cabinets for memorabilia and art supplies

To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be an organisation of one of the following types:

  • An incorporated organisation (if seeking funding of $10,000 or more)
  • Ex-service organisation
  • Not-for-profit community organisation
  • School or educational institution
  • Museum or cultural institution
  • Historical association
  • An Australian local government body

How do I apply?

Applying for an Armistice Centenary Grants is a two-step process.

  1. Fill out an Expression of interest which will be considered by the Community Consultative Committee. Expression of interest (word format)
  2. Successful EOI applications will be invited to submit a formal submission to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you have any questions about the Armistice Centenary Grant Program please contact Melanie Field in my office on 02 4947 9546 or email

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