Types of Grants


Exploration grants are available to organisations who are working in one of the Foundation’s six key Impact Areas.

Exploration Grants are provided for the following areas of support:
  • Project funding to test, demonstrate, trial or pilot a new concept or idea that will lead to a service improvement or an advance in addressing a major community issue
  • Research funding to build understanding of an area or issue, inform program design or practice, inform policy development and philanthropic investment, identify good practice or inform community behaviour
  • Funding to support the initial development phase of a social enterprise.
Grants of up to $50,000 per year are available for one year.

To be eligible to apply for an Exploration grant, an organisation must be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as covered by Item 1 of the table in Section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and as a Tax Concession Charity.

Before applying for an Exploration grant, please ensure you have read the Exploration guidelines and our Helpful Hints for Grantseekers.

2015 Exploration Application Dates
Open Date
2015 Grants Program dates will be available from March. 
Closing Date  
Applicants notified