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Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) Program

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  BEST is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to ex-service organisation (ESO) practitioners for pensions, advocacy and/or welfare work.

It assists ESOs by providing a contribution to the work of these practitioners. It does not fully fund an organisation.

The objectives of the program are to assist ESOs to:

  • improve the quality of claims received by DVA at the primary determining level;
  • reduce the rate of appeals to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and/or
  • promote the provision of welfare services to the veteran and defence community.

$ Available: The Australian Government has announced a total of $4.115 million GST exclusive for the 2019-20 financial year for the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program. The grant amount available for each organisation will be determined on the basis of the total funds available and the workload information provided in your application.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must be an incorporated and bona fide ESO.

Key Dates: closes 2 May 2019

Link: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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