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Veterans' Health Week (VHW) Funding


This program aims to generate interest in, and raise awareness around, improving health and wellbeing in the veteran and exservice community.

Four high priority health and wellbeing issues of significance to the veteran community have been identified as themes for VHW. These are physical activity, nutrition, mental wellness and social connection. The theme for 2018 is Nutrition.

Funding of up to 60% of the cost of the event (i.e. out-of-pocket costs) with a maximum amount of $720 for each event is available.

The Veterans' Health Week (VHW) will be held on 22-30 September 2018.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include any ESO or community group with a link to the broader veteran community.

DVA prefers that all organisations or groups applying for VHW funding to have an Australian Business Number (ABN) - otherwise a Statement of Supplier (Australian Taxation Office form) is required. As an alternative, a group without an ABN may partner with another ESO or similar and request their funding be directed through that group.

Eligible Activities

Eligible events must reflect the Veterans’ Health Week (VHW) theme for 2018 which is “Nutrition”. Example of potential events include:
- Master chef cook off
- Nutrition workshop
- Healthy pizza night
- Healthy BBQ

Funding can be used to also promote their event and to purchase promotional products that support the annual theme for distribution to their participants.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Relevance: The annual VHW theme is clearly reflected in the event.
- Specific: Events are focused on VHW rather than core business/general.
- Partnerships: ESOs and community groups link and work together.
- Participation: Participation reflects the inclusive focus of VHW.
- Reach: Identifies and engages with hard-to-reach groups and participants.
- Sustainability: VHW themes are sustained on an ongoing basis.
- Viability: Budget predictions are realistic, other funding may be sourced.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- To purchase alcohol at VHW events or to provide alcohol as a prize.
- Health care professionals.
- Other private businesses or providers.

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Status Pending
Start By Date 15 Jun 2018
Closing Date 29 Jun 2018
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $720
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Arts : Events
CommunityServices : Other
Health : Other
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Applicable to Churches Yes
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Program Administrator
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
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