Victorian Veterans Fund

Lists approved grants for the Victorian Veterans Fund 2022-2023.

The Victorian Veterans Fund was established under the Veterans Act. Revenue for the Community Support Fund is collected daily and distributed to community services annually. Revenue for the Veterans Fund for one financial year comes from the Community Support Fund and is equal to one day’s revenue of the Community Support Fund. 

In 2022–23 funding of $100,000 for the Victorian Veterans Sector Study was provided through the Victorian Veterans Fund. Grants of up to $30,000 (excluding GST) are available for projects honouring or commemorating veterans’ service or educating Victorians about veterans’ contributions. Two funding rounds occur per year. In 2022–23 grants totalling $326,488.59 were approved for 26 projects. Funds were distributed under the Victoria Remembers Grant Program. The following table details the grant recipients.

Victorian Veterans Fund 2022–23 grant recipients (Victoria Remembers Grant Program)

Round 1, 2022–23 funded projects

Ararat Legacy Club IncorporatedProject Remembrance 2023$2,195.45
Battle For Australia Foundation in VictoriaBattle for Australia Commemoration Ceremony$10,000.00
Boroondara City CouncilCommemorating our Boroondara Victoria Cross Recipients$8,730.00
Borough of QueenscliffeANZAC Day services$7,000.00
Caroline Springs RSL Sub-Branch Inc.Documentary Film – Stories of RSL Veterans and Volunteers$23,900.00
Darwin Defenders 1942–45 Melbourne Branch (Auspice)Commemoration Service for the 81st Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in 1942$5,400.00
Flemington/Kensington RSL 
Sub-Branch Patriotic Fund
Honouring Local Servicemen$12,500.00
Melbourne Legacy91st Melbourne Legacy ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony for Students$30,000.00
Mount Macedon Memorial Cross Reserve Committee of Management (Auspice)2023 Mt Macedon ANZAC Day Dawn Service$15,093.00
Musicult Inc.Gallipoli – Australian/Turkish Soldiers Perspective$15,000.00
Redcliffs/Irymple RSL Sub-BranchDisplay Cabinet$6,100.00
Rotary Club of Monash IncorporatedANZAC Service for Schools 2023$2,000.00
Seville Primary SchoolCreation of WW2 Historical Plaque$1,000.00
Shrine of Remembrance TrusteesForces Entertainment exhibition (working title)$30,000.00
Society KalamataBattle of Kalamata Commemoration$1,500.00

Round 2, 2022–23 funded projects

Boer War Association of Victoria2023 Boer War Day Commemoration Parade and Service$2,900.00
Bright RSL Sub-BranchRemembering Bright’s Veteran Nurses$1,328.14
Friends of Gallipoli Inc.100Lone Pines website$21,600.00
Gippsland GrammarHonouring our heroes – Gippsland Grammar remembers$2,500.00
Imvrians Society of Melbourne Inc.Imbros & Gallipoli Revealed Exhibition Promotional Booklet$4,157.00
Museum of Chinese Australian HistoryChinese Australian Veterans Project$20,250.00
Sail & Adventure LtdVictoria Remembers AK82 / Alma Doepel$28,200.00
Seymour RSL Sub-BranchDisplay cabinets$12,500.00
Shrine of RemembranceShrine of Remembrance Collection access and display project$27,135.00
Trafalgar Holden MuseumRestoration and preservation of unarmoured Wackett trainer aircraft$30,000.00
Wesley College MelbourneCommemorative plaque for Captain Robert Grieve VC$5,500.00

Rounds 1 and 2, 2022–23 funded projects total

Total Victorian Veterans Fund: $326,488.59