Areas of focus
- Education and Employment
- Social Welfare
The project or program is ideally based in Canberra or surrounding. However, consideration will be given to nationally-based programs following discussion with the CEO.
Community organisations – programs, projects, research, equipment and seed funding for innovation and social entrepreneurs.
Individuals – up to $2,000 and can be provided for equipment and therapies.
First complete a pre-eligibility form to tell us a bit about your organisation and what funding is being sought. This form can be submitted at any time. After reviewing, we will contact you and advise whether you should complete an application form.
Then, if eligible, complete an application form.
A request for individual funding must be accompanied by an application form and supporting documentation such as a referral and/or a reference from a community service organisation or a medical practitioner.
We may not require you to undertake the entire application process if you (organisation or individual) have received funding in the past.
The next funding round is scheduled for May 2017.
Pre-eligibility applications to be considered for the May 2017 funding need to be submitted by 1 April 2017.
We will contact you by 11 April and advise if you need to complete an application. If so, an application will need to be completed and submitted online by 1 May 2017.
All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application in July.
Applications can be submitted at any time.
We do not support sponsorship, funding to an endowment, organisations that already have a well-known profile or purchase tickets/tables to fundraising events. We continue to support the ACT Cancer Council and six food programs, and we do not intend to expand funding in either of these areas.
Funding amounts vary greatly and can be as little as a few hundred dollars to more substantial sums for applications that demonstrate measurable outcomes i.e. $1,000-$25,000 annually with a portion between $25,000 to $50,000 and a few that are over $50,000+.
Length of time differs and the foundation has a number of long-term relationships that extend to over 15 years with community organisations we have grown to know and trust.