Exploration grants

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Exploration Grants

Exploration Grants

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At a glance

AMOUNT AVAILABLE
Up to $50,000, for one year
OPEN DATE
Monday 19 June 2017
CLOSE DATE
Friday 14 July 2017
APPLICANTS NOTIFIED
November 2017
IMPACT AREAS
Education & Employment, Environment & Sustainability, Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing
TAX ENDORSEMENTS
TCC, DGR1
LOCATION
Australian charities registered or operating in Victoria, especially but not limited to Greater Melbourne.

 

About

Exploration Grants are an opportunity for leaders within the charitable sector to develop innovative approaches for tackling social or environmental change. Projects funded by an Exploration Grant may be considered for an Innovation Grant in future years.


Areas of Interest

Exploration Grants are available to organisations working in one of the Foundation's four key Impact Areas: Education & Employment, Environment & Sustainability, Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing.

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 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 or identify best practice.
  • Funding to support the initial development phase of a social enterprise.


How to Apply

Eligibility
Tax Endorsements
To be eligible to apply for an Exploration Grant, an organisation must be endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and 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.

Location
Grants are provided to Australian charities who are registered or operating in Victoria, especially but not limited to Greater Melbourne. Projects that have the potential for national impact are encouraged.

Universities and Research Institutes
In addition to these general requirements, universities or research institutes must adhere to unique application requirements.

Before submitting an application, please ensure that you have read the guidelines and have spoken with one of our Program Managers.

This grant round has closed for 2017.