Small Grants Program


The Oasis Townsville will run a Veteran Community Small Grants Program. The first round will seek activities that run from May to October 2021. This program is an extension of one of the most successful activities from Operation COMPASS - the National Suicide Prevention Trial for the ex-ADF Community, including their families.


The grants, each valued up to $25k per recipient organisation are intended to encourage applications from Ex-Service Organisation (ESOs), veteran community groups and associations to conduct projects and activities that improve the health and wellbeing of the members of the ex-ADF community, including families. These projects and activities are expected to lead to sustainable ongoing activity and are to be conducted in North Queensland.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Sustainability

  2. Innovation

  3. Degree of Benefit to cohesion of ex-ADF community

  4. Quantum of veterans and family members supported against the value of grant.......[just place holders]

Key Dates

Step 1 Expression of Interest:

Invitation to Step 2:

Panel Assessment and Board Approval Period:

Notice of Decision :

Earliest Program Start Date:

Selection Process 

The Process for the selection of the grants to be awarded funds by The Oasis Townsville is a two-pass process.

Step 1. Complete the Expression of Interest (EoI) on this website and click SUBMIT. The EoI seeks basic information and a short narrative (who, what, when, where, how in 300 words). 

How do I apply? Submit an EoI


Following a review of the Expressions of Interest submitted, short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a  more detailed proposal. The invitation to progress to Step 2 will be determined by the quality and strength of the EoIs received.  


Step 2. If your EoI is selected to progress, then an email seeking further information will be sent to you. The additional information required includes :

  • ABN

  • Bank account details (BSB, account name and number)

  • Detailed budget for the 6-month period of the grant

  • Risk Management Plan

  • Sustainability Plan

  • Engagement and Promotion Plan

  • Confirmation of insurances

The 2nd-Pass involves a detailed assessment by the Selection Panel who will decide which applications will be awarded a grant. Successful organisations will then be notified and funds transferred to accounts.

During the conduct of the grant round, successful organisations will be required to take part in various public relations activities to showcase their project. All grantees will also be required to participate in an evaluation, which will be an instrument adapted for our purposes. Participating organisations will be invited to become Ambassadors of The Oasis Townsville and conferred at The Veteran Health Week activity conducted at The Oasis Townsville in late October. And at the end of each round of the Small Grants Program, each grantee will be required to submit a short post-activity report. 


The Oasis Townsville Limited, a public benevolent institution, is endorsed to access the following tax concessions:

  • Income Tax Exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

  • GST Concessions under Division 176 of 'A New Tax System' (Goods and Services Tax) 1999

  • FBT Exemption under Section 123C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

For the benefit of members of the

Ex-ADF Community

in Townsville.

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