The Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program – NOW OPEN!

Batch 2 of the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program is now open!

This program is designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and their families.

Community Grants (CG)

Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities.

These small grants are for projects and activities that are focused on the local community, commemorate the service and sacrifice of local community members, and are primarily accessed by the local community.

Some examples of CG projects and activities include:

  • development of an Honour Roll
  • restoration of an existing local War Memorial
  • supply and installation of a cabinet to display military memorabilia
  • installation of flagpoles

Major Grants (MG)

Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective. MG grants will have a much wider focus than CG category applications and must be commemorative of the service and sacrifice of service personnel beyond the local community, and/or consist of elements that are available to the whole nation, or residents of a state, territory, or regional area. If your project has a high monetary value, it does not necessarily mean that it is considered an MG.

Some examples of MG projects and activities include:

  • construction of an interactive memorial walking track dedicated to all Australian service personnel from the Vietnam War
  • development of a digital honour roll and interpretive signage to commemorate the history of service personnel from a particular region
  • development of a documentary commemorating Australian Prisoners of War.


Batch 2 – applications submitted between 14 June 2023 and 10 October 2023


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For information on how to apply, please visit Grant Connect here


Application can be found here