Applications will only be accepted from organisations where the service for support is requested is operating either in Western Australia or in Victoria.
Please note that all applicants must have DGR status. Applications are not accepted from individuals.
The Governors do not accept unsolicited applications for grants and try to keep the application process as simple as possible. We are happy to receive phone enquiries in the first instance [see contact details below].
If the administrators of the Foundation believe the request falls within the guidelines and the Foundation’s capacity, you will be requested to complete a brief Expression of Interest Form [see form on this website].
Please submit this EOI electronically or by mail.
It will be considered as soon as practical by the Foundation’s grant assessment subcommittee in the first instance.
You will be advised of the decision of the subcommittee and if considered suitable you will be invited to submit a more comprehensive proposal, depending on the size and complexity of your proposal. A decision may be taken on the information in the EOI if the request is small [e.g. under $25,000] and the request fits readily into the categories of interest to the Foundation and you will be informed accordingly if that is the case.
The Governors meet approximately four times a year. There is no set time for requests to be submitted but generally you should allow three months minimum for the assessment and decision making process.
Grants will not be made towards the normal recurrent costs of running an organisation.
Grants for capital items may be approved. This may also include the costs of installation or training of personnel in the use of this equipment.
Grants may also be made for specific time limited projects – generally for no more than two years. Such projects must be able to be completed within that period or be able to demonstrate that alternative sources of funds can be obtained in that time to continue the project. Generally the Governors would expect to see evidence of how the benefit from the project will be measured.
Small grants may be made towards general fundraising appeals.
The Governors are primarily interested in making grants which will make a significant difference in whatever field the applicant is operating.
All successful grant applicants will be required to provide an appropriate level of acquittal of the use of their grant and depending on the size and nature of the grant, outcome measures or reporting may be required.
These reporting requirements will be negotiated with the grant applicants and confirmed in the correspondence advising formally of the application outcome.