Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

29 April 2020

Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Grants to help support our RSL sub-branches and veterans

Tasmania has more than 10,500 veterans and ex-serving personnel and organisations like the RSL provide invaluable support and advocacy for these veterans and their families.

We strongly support our RSL sub-branches and ex-serving organisations and today we’re opening applications for the Supporting our Veterans COVID-19 Grants Program

Under the program, $500,000 is being made available to eligible RSLs and ex-serving organisations to assist them to find stability through these times of uncertainty so they can continue to support their veteran communities.

Grants of up to $10,000 are being provided to eligible RSL sub-branches and ex-serving organisations with grants of up to $25,000 available to help RSLs and other organisations provide a new service or program to meet identified needs because of COVID-19 restrictions.

With many veterans and their families in vulnerable categories, the valuable assistance, support and advocacy provided by Tasmania’s RSLs and ex-serving organisations has never been more important.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to helping veterans and ex-serving organisations impacted by trading restrictions to maintain viability during the current crisis and continue to provide care and support to veterans and ex-serving personnel.

Applications are now open and will close on May 31, 2020 and decisions on grants will be made quickly and be based on a competitive grants round process.

Eligible organisations are encouraged to contact the Department of Communities, Communities Sport and Recreation division for more information by phoning 03 6165 8388 or emailing and the application form can be downloaded at

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