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Spirit of Service

Spirit of Service is the Queensland Anzac Centenary small grants program. This grants program is now accepting applications for the final round for grants up to $20,000.

The Spirit of Service round four grant recipients were announced in December 2017. The 20 successful applicants will share over $195,000 in funding for commemorative projects including memorial restorations, exhibitions, research and an Armistice Day Ball. Learn more about their projects (PDF, 65KB).

Round five is now open and accepting applications until 9pm, Sunday 4 March 2018. Please note that this is the final round of the Spirit of Service grants program.

The online application process allows you to work and save your draft application across a period of time and submit when you're ready.

Only online applications will be accepted. View an example of the online application form (PDF, 637KB).

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Grants acknowledging the First World War or significant Queensland military milestones in the past 100 years are available for, but not limited to:

  • historical research and educational projects
  • preservation and conservation, interpretation and/or display of First World War history, stories, memorabilia and artefacts
  • the acquisition of First World War memorabilia
  • the restoration or enhancement of existing memorials and honour boards
  • public commemorative events.

View the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions in the Spirit of Service guidelines (PDF, 865KB).

With your application, you are required to supply:

  • a valid ABN
  • a project plan
  • comprehensive budget information
  • a copy of your organisation's certificate of incorporation
  • a copy of your organisation's constitution or governing rules
  • one current letter of support for your project. This should be from a relevant respected community representative external to the applicant organisation, or your local Member of Parliament, Councillor or Mayor.
  • details of any other sources of funding
  • copy of your bank statement
  • copy of appropriate insurance certificates (public liability $20 million)
  • quotes, art work, relevant permits or other supporting materials
  • a project plan.

Read the frequently asked questions for more information on applying for a Spirit of Service grant.

Key dates for Spirit of Service

Round Open Close (9pm) Announcement
Round 1 Closed   December 2016 (PDF, 601KB)
Round 2 Closed   April 2017 (PDF, 69KB)
Round 3 Closed   August 2017 (PDF, 60KB)
Round 4 Closed   December 2017 (PDF, 65KB)
Round 5 Monday 16 October 2017 Sunday 4 March 2018 May 2018

Additional funding rounds may be added at a later stage and dates are subject to change.

Grants online presentation

Before applying for a Spirit of Service grant we recommend watching the below presentation. Hosted by Captain Andrew Craig RAN (Retd), Chair of the Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary, the presentation runs for 40 minutes and is designed to help organisations develop quality applications.

Acknowledging funding

Organisations and communities who benefit from the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program need to comply with funding conditions as part of a funding agreement.

Acknowledging this support informs the community about how public funding is being spent.

Your funding agreement with the Queensland Government means you’re required to use the government Anzac Centenary locked logo along with a written acknowledgement on the materials you produce.

You're also required to provide an opportunity for a government representative to attend your event or project, by sending an invitation via email or by post to:

Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185
City East Queensland 4002

Caring for memorials and honour boards

Across the state, more than 1,300 war memorials commemorate Queensland’s involvement in conflicts dating from the Boer War to the present day. If you’re tasked to care for a memorial, or perhaps seeking funding to restore a memorial during the Anzac Centenary period, please take a moment to read through The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s guideline Caring for war memorials (PDF, 4.88MB).

Other grant funding is also available through various local, state and national grant programs.

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21 December, 2017

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