Victoria Remembers Grant Program

The Victorian Government, through the Veterans Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet, has established the Victoria Remembers Grant Program, which builds on the successful Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program, to help communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assist projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.

Funding range of grant

The program is designed to support projects, with a contribution between $20,000 and $80,000 (excl. GST), which have a significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria's diverse community. The program supports projects in Victoria and is separate from and complements other Anzac Centenary grants programs delivered by the Victorian Government. For World War One focussed projects under $20,000 (excl. GST) please see the ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program.

You are expected to contribute at least 20% of the overall expense budget for the project excluding in kind support, private sponsorship or funding from other programs. Organisations unable to make this contribution are still able to apply but must provide justification for not making this contribution in their application.

The program will be available over the period of the Anzac Centenary (2014-2018).


The following types of organisations are eligible to apply for funding provided the proposed project is based in Victoria:

  • local government authorities
  • not-for-profit organisations 
  • educational institutions.

Applications from other types of organisations may be considered on a case by case basis.

Successful projects should:

  • raise awareness of the contribution of Victorian veterans, past and present, through diverse, inclusive and educational projects and activities;
  • encourage direct participation and engagement, in learning more about past conflicts and the role of veterans;
  • provide social and cultural benefits to the community; and
  • leave a legacy for future generations.

Projects may involve the creation of reflective or memorial spaces and memorials ; history and research projects; community events (e.g. ceremonies, parades, re-enactments); cultural, multicultural and arts projects; exhibitions, performances and publications, web-based materials and app development.

Ineligible projects and activities

Applications will not be considered for the following:

  • projects that are the clear responsibility of any other existing government program;
  • projects that have already commenced;
  • projects/activities operated for commercial or business profit such as the promotion of an organisation, brand or product (e.g. conventions, trade shows);
  • private events for members or via invitation only;
  • construction of buildings including memorial halls or sporting facilities;
  • recurring activities (projects or activities held every year), except where the applicant can demonstrate that funds will be used to include a significant new component that commemorates a military anniversary;
  • the purchase of items of memorabilia;
  • function or event catering; and
  • park/garden enhancements.

Grants will not be provided to cover costs associated with:

  • Providing sponsorship or grants to third parties
  • An applicant's own venue/s and equipment
  • Capital and regular, ongoing equipment costs
  • Ongoing staffing and office costs.

Previously funded grants

Open Dates

  • Round 1 for 2016-17 Opened 6 June 2016 and Closed 29 August 2016
  • Round 2 Opens 28 November 2016 and Closes 14 February 2017

Program guidelines


Supporting documents

You will be required to attach copies of quotes for any expenditure in your budget and letters of support for your application from key stakeholders.

Depending on your application, you may wish to:

Contact Local Council for Heritage Advisors
Visit: Fact sheets for preserving war heritage and memorabilia

Further information is available from the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356


Last updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2016