How to Apply

Areas of focus

  • Education and Employment
  • Health
  • Social Welfare

Where

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.

Who

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.

How

For organisations:

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.

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.

When

Organisations

The next funding round is scheduled for May 2017.

Pre-eligibility applications to be considered for the May 2017 funding round is now closed.  Please call Trisha Wong if you wish to discuss on 02 6275 2229.

If you have been asked to submit an application please do so by 1 May 2017.

All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application in July.

Individuals

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 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.