The objective of the program is to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
There are two categories of grants available under the program:
1. Community Grants (STS-CG): up to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities. These small grants are for projects and activities which are focused on the local community, commemorate the service and sacrifice of local community members, and are primarily accessed by the local community
2. Major Grants (STS-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. These projects may include the construction of new war or peace memorials, where none currently exist, as well as additions to existing memorials. STS-MG grants have a much wider focus than the STS-CG category 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. A high monetary value project or activity does not necessarily mean that it is of national, state, territory and/or regional significance.
Closes: 11pm AEDT on 31 March 2020.