Armistice Centenary Grants Program

The Whitlam electorate has $50,000 available to fund projects that commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice through the  Armistice Centenary Grants Program.  Grants valued between $3,000 and $50,000 will be available to eligible local community organisations, schools and councils to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice.  

Full eligibility details can be found by reading the Grant Guidelines - click here.

To have your proposal considered, please read the guidelines, complete the attached Project Plan and Budget and return to my office. You can post your application to PO Box 864 Dapto NSW 2530 or email to

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

  • An incorporated organisation (if seeking funding of $10,000 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 Australia’s 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

How do I apply?

Applying for the Grants is a two-step process

  1. Fill out the Project Plan and Budget which will be considered by the Community Consultative Committee and mail to Stephen Jones at PO Box 864 DAPTO NSW 2530 or via email to
  2. Successful applications will be invited to submit a formal submission to the Department of Veterans Affairs due on 28 February 2018.

Need more information?

If you need more information you can contact my office on 42626122.  For the Grant guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions click on the link below.