Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

31 January 2020

Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Applications are now open for round two of the Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program 2019-20

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government recognises the valuable contribution of Tasmania’s service men and women and is committed to supporting veterans and ex-serving members in Tasmania.

The Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program was established as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice made by Tasmanian sailor Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean, who gave his life for his country and fellow shipmates during a battle in 1942 off the coast of East Timor.

The Grants Program honours Teddy Sheean as a representative of the many Tasmanians who selflessly gave their lives for others in the defence of this country.

The Program will provide grants of up $10,000 for minor capital works and $5,000 for equipment purchases for RSL clubs, sub-branches and ex-serving organisations.

The Program will also provide grants of up to $5,000 towards the repair and maintenance of war memorials, and construction of new memorials.

A total of $100,000 was allocated for 2019-20 across two rounds of $50,000.

The Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program is part of the Government's record package of more than $750,000 in additional funding to support Tasmania’s veterans, ex-service personnel and their families.

Guidelines and application forms are available from Department of Communities Tasmania website at

For further information, please contact CSR at or on 1800 204 224.

Applications close on 13 March 2020.

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