Armistice Centenary Grants Program 2017

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP).

If you have an idea to commemorate the end of World War I in the Northside, I want to know about it.

The ACGP is a one-off grant program providing grants of between $3000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities to remember the end of WWI or Centenary of the Armistice. 

Your project or activity could be as simple as giving an existing memorial a new lease of life, putting on a theatre production about the time, or writing a history for a battle that you believe deserves recognition.

Please get in touch with my office if you would like to discuss the program in more detail.


The deadline for submissions is 2 February 2018.

In your EOI, please include the following:

  1. The name of your organisation
  2. The address of your organisation's base
  3. The main contact person within your organisation and their best phone and email contact
  4. The grant amount being applied for
  5. A description of your project, including an explanation of how the Fenner community will benefit from it
  6. A plan for execution of your project
  7. A budget for the project

Key aspects of this funding program:

  • MPs will establish a community consultation committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to identify eligible projects and invite applicants to apply. Once projects have been selected, they will be nominated to the Department of Veteran's Affairs for final approval.
  • You must apply as an organisation - please see eligibility below
  • You should be able to demonstrate how you plan to carry out your project and provide a budget

To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be an organisation of one of the following types:

  • An incorporated organisation (if seeking funding of $10,00 or more)
  • Ex-service organisation
  • Not-for-profit community organisation
  • School or educational institution
  • Museum or cultural institution
  • Historical association
  • an Australian local government body

Examples of projects that could receive funding include:

  • A public commemoration of the Centenary of Armistice Day
  • New war memorials where none exists and will be the focus of community commemoration
  • New rolls, plaques or honour boards
  • Restoration of existing memorials
  • Preservation and display of artefacts
  • School initiatives undertaken by students that focus on military involvement and are relevant to the community
  • Educational and cultural projects with a military heritage focus
  • Hire of equipment for commemorative events
  • Purchase items necessary for a project such as flagpoles, monuments, display cabinets for memorabilia and art supplies


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • individuals
  • organisations with outstanding acquittals to the Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • an organisation outside Australia
  • a political party
  • an unincorporated organisation (if applying for more than $10,000)

The following are considered not eligible for funding:

  • Projects of a commercial nature/for profit
  • Projects undertaken outside Australia
  • Projects exclusively commemorating animals
  • Projects commemorating individuals
  • Restoration of graves
  • Scholarships

The following items are not eligible to receive a grant:

  • Capital expenditure for purchase of assets such as office equipment, vehicles, computers and so on
  • Construction or fit-out and alterations of premises
  • Salaries
  • Recurring expenditure
  • Costs incurred in the preparation of a grant application
  • Costs incurred in order to obtain planning, environmental or regulatory approvals
  • Accommodation and travel costs
  • Educational materials where the DVA already provides similar resources for schools
  • Purchase of memorabilia
  • Purchase o military hardware
  • Honour Boards or plaques acknowledging the membership or service of an ex-service organisation
  • Trophies, prizes and gifts
  • Eligible items that have already been purchased or ordered

If you have an idea to commemorate the end of World War I in the Northside, I want to know about it.

The Armistice Centenary Grants Program is a one-off grant program providing grants of between $3000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities to remember the end of WWI or Centenary of the Armistice. 

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