How to Apply

Focus Areas

  • Education and Employment – opportunities that offer long-term change, and education to the wider community about social issues.
  • Health – notably disabilities, aging/carers, mental health and Indigenous health.
  • Social Welfare – basic needs and relief, homelessness and domestic violence.


Small grants for programs or project of up to $15,000 are ideally based in Canberra and the surrounding region. For larger grants 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.


For organisations:
If this is the first time you have applied for a grant with The Snow Foundation, please complete a pre-eligibility form to tell us a bit about your organisation and what funding is being sought.
After review, we will contact you and advise whether we require you to complete an application form.

For individuals:
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 will open in early 2019 for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding Considerations

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 many food programs and do not intend to expand funding in either of these areas.

Funding amounts vary – Individuals up to $2,000, Small Grants up to $15,000, Medium Grants between $15 – $50,000, and a few Larger Grants are offered 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.