Organisations

Grant Applications 

The Snow Foundation has joined forces with Hands Across Canberra and the John James Foundation to deliver a collaborative grant round to distribute $1,000,000 in grants to the Canberra community sector.

The Canberra region is at the heart of our family foundation and falls under the Our Place pillar.  We support a variety of local organisations across a range of different causes to help address the need, build capacity and connection.

In 2022, the Foundation Collaborative is running a major grant round with one centralised process which simplifies the process of applying for organisations that already have limited resources for grant writing.

A majority of grants are expected in the $5,000-$25,000 range, with a few up to $50,000. Smaller grants are also welcome. A limited number of multi-year grants are possible.

Grant Process

We have a two-step process:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest online via the Hands Across Canberra portal.
    Expressions of Interest close 17 March.

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  2. Invitation to submit an application.
    Once Foundations have reviewed the Expressions of Interest, organisations will be invited to submit a full application with further details regarding the activities they are seeking funding for.
    Applications will be open from 31 March – 21 April.
    Each Foundation will go through its own process of assessment and approval with announcements being made in June.

 

Eligibility

  • All initiatives must be for the Canberra and/or the surrounding region.
  • Grants are intended for community organisations and social enterprises working with socially disadvantaged and vulnerable groups including, at-risk children, youth, young people, women, men and elderly persons; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, refugees, migrants, precariously employed people, unemployed people, prisoners, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, homeless people, persons with a disability, persons identifying as LGBTIQ+ amongst others.

 

More about The Snow Foundation’s priorities and focus areas

Priority will be given to initiatives that – 

  • are strong in collaboration and consultation
  • involve the affected communities
  • offer new solutions
  • are led by passionate and skilled leaders, and
  • have clear objectives, outcomes and evaluation plans.

Focus Areas

Economic Justice and Safety – homelessness and affordable housing, family and domestic violence/abuse
A priority area for Our Place is pathways that help prevent youth homelessness and assist survivors of family and domestic abuse. 

Education and Employment – life skills, employment pathways, scholarships

Health – end-of-life care, disability, addiction, youth mental health prevention

We Assist With

  • Innovation
  • Programs
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Equipment
  • Seed funding
  • Capacity building
  • Untied core funding

We Don’t Provide Funding For

  • Sponsorship or endowments
  • Tickets/tables to fundraising events
  • Cancer and food programs (beyond existing partners)
  • Environment
  • Arts