Dr Alberto Furlan
Senior Program Manager
The Foundation seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.
The Community Wellbeing program seeks to fund initiatives delivered by organisations supporting people with disabilities, or otherwise marginalised individuals primarily with the objective to secure employment pathways.
In the Community Wellbeing program area, the Foundation seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves.
The Foundation’s support extends both to organisations that have demonstrated success and to those seeking to make well-considered innovations. The Foundation favours programs that are preventative in nature and seek to address the root causes of disadvantage.
Organisations of any size are encouraged to apply. The Foundation only considers grant applications for multi-year grants for a minimum of $100,000.
The Foundation particularly encourages applications in high-need areas that have a strong volunteer component and/or a volunteer Board that is a representative cross-section of the community.
Open Monday 6 March 2023
Close Thursday 30 March 2023, 5PM AEDT
Close Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5PM AEST
Late September 2023
The Community Wellbeing program area does not support:
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.
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.
Please note there are specific instructions you need to follow if you are from a research institution.
What happens next?
All grant applications are considered by the Board of Governors at the Foundation’s board meetings, which are held three times a year in line with the Funding Rounds.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by phone or email.
To assist your organisation with the application process, we have provided Word templates of the EOI and full application online forms below.
Expression of Interest stage
Full application stage
Please note these are NOT the live application forms. All EOIs and full applications MUST be completed online via the Apply Now link (below), which will appear when the program area is open for EOIs.