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Canberra Foundations Collaborative

22 February 2023

We have joined forces again with Hands Across Canberra, and the John James Foundation for Canberra’s most significant charity funding collaborative, to deliver a single grant round and distribute the funds to local for-purpose organisations.

Last year, the collaboration awarded 71 local projects, from a pool of 171 applicants, with almost $1.5 million in grant funding to support people in the region experiencing economic and social disadvantage.

Local charities and for-purpose organisations are encouraged to apply for projects that improve health outcomes, engage socially disadvantaged or marginalised community members in Canberra and the nearby region and address systemic disadvantages. To reach as many organisations as possible, grants will generally be in the $5,000 – $25,000 range with a few up to $50,000, and a limited number of multi-year agreements for eligible projects.

In addition to the funding, the Collaborative aims to bring together Canberra’s community sector to share experiences, stories and build better relationships, we are planning a series of workshops and some social events to help build connectivity and a shared sense of altruism. Georgina Byron, CEO The Snow Foundation.

To help with your application, we are holding a Grant Writing Seminar and Information Session  on Tuesday 28 February. The event will be focused on the art of grant writing and will include a panel interview hosted by Hands Across Canberra, with panelists from the John James Foundation, The Mill House Ventures, ActewAGL, and the Canberra Innovation Network.

For the full media release, please click here