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Is my organisation eligible for a grant?

Does your initiative fit within one of our key focus areas?

  • Health – disability, end-of-life care, addiction, youth mental health prevention, Indigenous health
  • Economic Justice and Safety – homelessness, domestic violence
  • Education and Employment – employment pathways, life skills, scholarships, advocacy and awareness of social issues
  • Sector Capacity – philanthropy, for-purpose

Please note the focus areas of Indigenous Health, and advocacy and awareness of social issues are specific to existing partnerships and we are not looking to expand in this area.

Where is your initiative based?

  • Canberra Region, NSW South Coast, Sydney
  • National

Please note that we are currently only seeking new applications for the Canberra Region.

Applications for the NSW South Coast and Sydney are managed through our partners, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Sydney Community Foundation.

Still unsure? Contact us

Do you fund existing projects?

Yes. Our portfolio encompasses both innovation and evidence-based existing projects.

Do you accept hard copy applications/reports or applications submitted via email?

No. We only accept applications that have been submitted through our online system.

Can our organisation receive a second grant if we have a current grant?

Yes. If you are seeking funding for a new initiative that fits within our focus areas, please contact our team to discuss further.

What happens once the application is received?

When you submit your application, you can download a copy for your records. Note that once applications are submitted, you cannot make any changes.

Your application will then be reviewed. Our team may contact you if further information is required.

Once your application has been assessed, you will be contacted regarding your outcome within 30 days of our Board meeting.

My organisation was awarded a grant, what are my obligations?

All grant recipients must adhere to the Standard Grant Conditions and provide an annual written progress report.

Please refer to your signed agreement or letter for additional obligations specific to your initiative/project.

Why was my application unsuccessful?

We will endeavour to provide general feedback as to why applications are unsuccessful. However, due to a lack of time and resources, we will not be able to provide detailed feedback regarding your application.

Why do I need to report on my project each year?

We ask you to share outcomes and learnings of your project more formally once a year, so that we can better understand your progress and challenges and also ensure accurate reporting to the Snow Foundation Board.  We invite you to be in touch more informally any time, and look forward to being an engaged partner on your journey.

What am I expected to provide with my application?

When relevant, please supply:

  • Annual Reports
  • Financial Reports
  • Business Plans
  • Letters of support
  • Research and/or previous evaluations of the proposed project
Can I use the funding for another project if my original one falls through?

If the funding is going to be used for anything other than what is specified in the original application, it needs to be approved by The Snow Foundation.

What if my question hasn’t been answered?

Please contact us here

Standard Grant Conditions

The Snow Foundation strongly believes that the provision of a grant is part of a trusting relationship based on the shared aim of achieving the success of the project and The Snow Foundation’s mission.

This means that, amongst other things (including those set out in any grant agreement between you and the Snow Foundation):

  • You must use the entire grant exclusively for the project as agreed with The Snow Foundation and described by your application. Grants should not be used for any other purposes without the Snow Foundation’s consent and otherwise in accordance with any grant agreement between you and the Snow Foundation.
  • The provision of the grant is based on a strong level of trust, openness and mutual commitment in pursuing shared objectives and overcoming obstacles together.
  • You, together with The Snow Foundation, are committed to honest and transparent communication with each other and acknowledge that there should be “no surprises”; as such, you commit to informing The Snow Foundation as soon as practicable about all matters the Foundation should reasonably be made aware of in connection with the project.
  • Neither The Snow Foundation or you (or any of your employees and agents) may bring The Snow Foundation or you (as relevant) into disrepute in any way.