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.
We have a two-step process:
- Submit an Expression of Interest online via the Hands Across Canberra portal.
Expressions of Interest close 17 March. APPLY NOW
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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)