At a glance

GRANT
Seed Innovation
AMOUNT AVAILABLE
Seed Innovation Grants: Up to $50,000, for one year
Applicants are encouraged to only apply for the amount required.
ENQUIRIES OPEN
1 – 22 March 2022
FULL APPLICATION INVITATIONS
8 – 29 March 2022
OUTCOME NOTIFICATIONS
Late June 2022
HOW TO APPLY
Enquiries must be submitted via the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Grant Enquiry Form to be considered.

 

Innovation Grants are an opportunity for leaders within the charitable sector to develop and implement effective solutions to social and environmental issues.

**Enquiries for the Innovation Grants Round have closed. Please ensure you are subscribed to be notified about future grant opportunities.**

Whether it is piloting or scaling a new program, service delivery model, social enterprise or developing policy & research for systems change, Innovation Grants are to test, develop and demonstrate new solutions, big or small.


About

Innovation Grants support projects or initiatives aligned with one or more Outcomes of the Foundation's Impact Areas: 


Seed Innovation Grants

Up to $50,000 for one year.

These grants support the researching, testing or piloting of a new idea or approach. This includes funding to:

  • Test a new concept or idea that will lead to a service improvement or an advance in a major community issue
  • Research and build understanding of an area or issue
  • Inform program design or policy development, philanthropic investment or identify best practice
  • Funding to support the initial development phase of a social enterprise

 

Download Essential Application Documents

 

Eligibility

Impact Area
Project must align with one or more of the Outcomes of the Foundation's Impact Areas.

Please note, organisations considering applying under:

Tax Endorsements and Location
Eligible organisations applying under the Education & Employment and Environment & Sustainability Impact Areas:

  • Must be endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC). 
  • Australian charities, particularly those operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

Eligible organisations applying under the Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing Impact Areas:

  • 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. 
  • Australian charities registered and operating in Victoria, particularly Greater Melbourne.
 

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

How to apply

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