The Veterans SA Seed Funding Grant offers support to eligible groups or organisations to help build community capacity to deliver services for veterans and their families. The grant program seeks to recognise those who are making a difference in their local veteran community.

Applicants can seek funding of up to $5,000 (ex GST) for projects that aim to deliver results-based programs that address the evolving needs of veterans and their families.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • social inclusion and self-confidence programs
  • activities that promote healthy habits and social inclusion
  • infrastructure to enable wider participation in programs.

Applications are CLOSED

Applications for the 2021-2022 funding round closed on 29 April 2022.

For further information contact:
Ms Clare Hennessy, Project Officer, Veterans SA
(08) 8226 8541

Eligibility criteria

Funding can be used to implement community-based projects that support safe environments for veterans and their families while encouraging social connection and positive engagement.

Funding can be used for eligible expenses that directly relate to the coordination, management, and delivery of the project within South Australia.

To be eligible for funding, ex-service organisations must:

  • be non-government, not-for-profit and
  • have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be established on or after 1 January 2016
  • demonstrate that the majority of people assisted are from the veteran community (exclusive focus on veteran community not essential)
  • provide accounts for the last two financial years (or since inception if the entity was created more recently) to demonstrate fiscal prudence and liquidity
  • demonstrate commitment to program sustainability
  • have met requirements for any previous grants received from Veterans SA, such as acquitting or reporting on grants.

Assessment process

Applicants will receive a confirmation email after submission of their application.

Stage one – Application screening

Once the round has closed, Veterans SA will screen all applications to ensure:

  • the applicant and project are eligible – ineligible applicants or projects will not be progressed to assessment
  • the application has been completed in full and all supporting documentation has been provided – incomplete applications may not be progressed to assessment
  • the applicant does not have any outstanding obligations for previously awarded grants – applicants with outstanding obligations may not be progressed to assessment.

 Stage two – Assessment against criteria

Applications that progress to stage two will be assessed on merit against the following criteria:

  • community need, purpose and outcomes
  • connection to the wider community
  • value for money
  • organisational capacity
  • financial need.

At any stage during the process, applicants may be contacted for clarification.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing and funding allocated before 30 June 2022 for projects to be delivered within 12 months.

Download the Guidelines

2021-2022 Funding Round Recipients

Applicant Funding Amount Project Description
Young Veterans Australia $5,000 10 sailing events for veterans & families run by Saltwater Veterans
Veterans & Emergency Services Parabiathlon Australia $5,000 Set up costs of program & purchase of equipment for veteran para athletes