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The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.
Under the terms of the deed of The Ian Potter Foundation and Australian taxation laws, The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.
There are two distinct types of DGR. This is identified on an organisation's notice of endorsement from the Australian Taxation Office as either a deductible gift recipient item 1, or item 2.
An organisation's name or ABN can be used to search the Australian Government's online Australian Business Register to check details of its DGR and TCC endorsements.
Please also note the following regarding DGR status:
More information about DGR and TCC status can be obtained from the ATO Non-Profit Organisations website.
Please make sure you read the funding objectives and specific exclusions for each of our program areas as you go through the Apply process on the website.
Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.
Please note that in the indigenous sector the Foundation is currently only funding major, strategic programs.
*Geographical constraints on grants
The Foundation is limited to providing money, property or benefits for public charitable purposes in the Commonwealth of Australia. However, the Foundation is able to provide a grant for activities outside the Commonwealth if the grant is made for a public charitable purpose in the Commonwealth. For example, a grant might be made to an Australian university to enable it to fund an overseas study tour by an Australian researcher engaged by the university.
Auspicing refers to the practice of an ineligible organisation (one that does not have DGR and TCC status) applying to the Foundation via an eligible organisation. Auspicing arrangements are excluded under the Foundation's guidelines.
The organisation applying to the Foundation must be the organisation that will run the project or program for which a grant is being sought.