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Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2022–23

ClosedGrant Closed: 11th of May 2022 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $4.448 Million Run By: Department of Veterans Affairs Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=82af1aef-cf6e-4e9f-8621-0fb9d54f023d

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a demand driven process to deliver services under the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program.

The BEST program links closely to the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP), which provides the essential skills for claims, advocacy and welfare work.

BEST is intended to assist the veteran and defence communities by providing support and resources to Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) practitioners for compensation and/or welfare advocacy. 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 the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) at the primary determining level
  • reduce the rate of appeals to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • promote the provision of welfare services to the veteran and defence community.

Only ESOs are eligible to apply for grant funding under the BEST program.

Last Updated: 19th of April 2022
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