Community grants for projects honouring veterans

Local communities are set to receive almost $200,000 in Saluting Their Service grants which deliver projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history and reflect our gratitude to all those who have served our country.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester described the 85 community projects as thoughtful and moving, ranging from memorial gardens, exhibitions and sculptures, to repairs to cenotaphs, reunions and services.

“I congratulate these communities; this funding will deliver meaningful projects which commemorate Australia’s role in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and recognise the sacrifice of Australians who have served and continue to serve our nation,” Mr Chester said.

“In my own electorate of Gippsland, Saluting Their Service grants have supported a range of projects over the years including a Boer War honour board at the Morwell Historical Society to recognise service personnel from the local area. It’s a permanent tribute to those who served more than 100 years ago and it includes each personnel’s rank, their service number and their unit.”

The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4,000 for each project and applications can now be made through the Community Grants Hub.

Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email

A list of the 85 projects receiving funding is available at this link.