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Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program

The Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program enables Queensland veterans’ groups and other organisations to apply for funding to restore, conserve and create monuments, memorials and public memorial sites acknowledging Queensland veterans’ contributions.

The Queensland Government is pleased to announce a fourth and final round of the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program. Round Four will open on Monday 2 March 2020, while Round Three of the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program will close early on Friday 28 February 2020.

To help assist Queensland communities further, key changes to Round Four of the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program will include:

  • increasing funding for eligible projects from $30,000 (ex GST) to $40,000 (ex GST)
  • additional funding for conservation plans (if required); and
  • reducing the project contribution required by the applicant.

Updated guidelines for Round Four will be available on Monday, 2 March 2020.

Key dates for Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program

Round Round opens Round closes Announcement
1 Closed Closed Successful applicants have been announced (PDF, 105KB)
2 Closed Closed March 2020
3 21 October 2019  28 February 2020 July 2020
4 2 March 2020 1 May 2020 August 2020

Who can apply?

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • local councils
  • incorporated associations or bodies
  • corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis
  • site or memorial custodians who are not ineligible entities.

All applicant organisations must:

  • operate on a not-for-profit basis
  • possess a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be seeking funding.

The following organisations are not eligible to apply:

  • state or federal government departments
  • organisations operating for profit
  • individuals
  • political parties
  • primary or secondary schools, universities and
  • parents and citizens or parents and friends’ associations.

View further eligibility requirements and conditions in the guidelines (PDF, 2.2MB).

Submitting an application

Round three is now open for applications. Round three will close on 28 February 2020.

Applications can only be submitted through the online grants portal, SmartyGrants. Applications that are emailed or posted will not be accepted.

Before submitting your application please ensure you have:

Through the online application form you can regularly save your work, close it and return to your application as many times as you like before the closing date.

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Frequently asked questions

My organisation is not listed as an eligible organisation. Can I still apply?

Should your organisation not be eligible, you can request another eligible organisation to auspice your project. The auspice organisation will be required to provide written confirmation that they accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant.

There is more than one organisation involved in the project. Who should the applicant be?

The organisation that is eligible to apply and willing to take financial and legal responsibility of the grant project should be the lead organisation. All contact regarding the application will be made with this organisation.

How much funding can I apply for?

Organisations can submit one (1) application for up to $30,000 (ex GST) in round three of the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program. Under Round Four, organisations will be able to apply for up to $40,000 (ex GST) and up to an additional $10,000 (ex GST) for a conservation management plan. A detailed budget and quotes will be requested in the application form to support the funding request.

Can I post my application?

No. All applications must be submitted through the online grants portal SmartyGrants. Applications that are posted, emailed or faxed will not be accepted for assessment.

How will I know if my application has been successfully submitted?

You will receive a confirmation email from SmartyGrants, which will include a PDF copy of your submitted application.

Can I make changes to my application after the due date?

All applications and related documentation must be submitted in SmartyGrants by the due date. Changes to applications cannot be made after the due date.

How is my application assessed?

An independent panel of assessors will evaluate your application against the following criteria:

  • promotes social and cultural benefit to the Queensland veterans’ community
  • increases the knowledge of the local service history of the community
  • improves the experience for people visiting memorials or attending commemorative services
  • leaves a legacy for future generations through the creation, restoration or maintenance of a memorial, honour board or avenue of honour that acknowledges the contributions of veterans to Queensland.

Can I receive funding in multiple rounds?

Funding provided under the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program is provided on a one-off basis and should not be relied on for continuity of the project or activity. If you are successful, you may only apply in future rounds if you can demonstrate that the funding will be provided for a new element of your project.

I don’t have all of the requested information, can I apply anyway?

Incomplete applications that are missing the required documentation and/or project budget details will not be considered for assessment.

Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program

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Last updated
13 February, 2020

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