Frequently Asked Questions

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 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?

You will receive an automated email advising you that your application has been submitted. This email will also contain a PDF version of your application as an attachment for your reference.

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 evaluate my project each year?

Evaluation of grants assists The Snow Foundation in determining the impact of the funding provided, the success of your initiative/project as well as any key lessons or improvements that can be implemented for future initiatives.

What am I expected to provide with my application?

When relevant, please supply:

  • Annual Reports
  • Financial Reports
  • Business Plans
  • Letters of support
  • Research

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.