At a glance

EOI
Up to five proposals shortlisted for $15,000 collaboration development grants
FULL APPLICATION
Two to three proposals from the shortlist may be selected for further funding. For more details, access the guidelines (download available under 'How to Apply').
EOI OPEN DATE
2:00pm, Monday 11 October 2021
EOI CLOSE DATE
5:00pm, Sunday 31 October 2021
COLLABORATION PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT PERIOD
December 2021 - January 2022
FULL PROPOSALS DUE
5:00pm, Sunday 6 February 2022
APPLICANTS NOTIFIED
End April 2022
​This grant round is offered by a collaboration of philanthropic funders including the Sidney Myer Fund, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy, The Ian Potter Foundation and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.

In 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaboration of philanthropic funders including the Sidney Myer Fund, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy, The Ian Potter Foundation and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, recognised that the pandemic had had serious consequences for many for-purpose sector organisations which had been forced to innovate and adapt rapidly to changing circumstances.

**Enquiries for the Post COVID-19 Innovation Collaboration Grants have closed. Please ensure you are subscribed to be notified about future grant opportunities.**

It is also apparent that the funding and operating environments for the arts and social sectors are undergoing longer-term change, and that while innovation was precipitated by the pandemic, further innovation and adaptation will be necessary for organisations to be resilient and better able to achieve their respective missions.

Findings and recommendations from a collaborative research project focused on collaboration and innovation, and what the arts and social sectors require to enable them to innovate and to collaborate.

This collaborative funding round will support innovation and collaboration in the arts and social sectors.

A total funding pool of $1.5 million is offered.

 

Initiative parameters

Initiatives are sought in the social and/or arts sectors that focus on quality employment outcomes for young people and/or older women experiencing disadvantage. Initiatives must:

  • be both collaborative and innovative.

  • include activities in New South Wales and/or Victoria and may have national scope or application.

  • two to three years’ duration but up to five years should the project warrant it.

Priority will be given to projects that include a strong evaluation and sustainability strategy. Operational funding will be encouraged and will be considered eligible expenditure for part or all of the grant.
 

Eligibility

Lead applicants MUST be registered with the Australian Non-Profits and Charities Commission, have DGR1 and be eligible for charity tax concessions.
 

How to Apply

This grant round involves a three-phase application process, including expression of interest, collaboration development and full proposal.

Please access the guidelines for comprehensive information on the process. 

Enquiries for the Post COVID-19 Innovation Collaboration Grants have closed. Please ensure you are subscribed to be notified about future grant opportunities.

Enquiries

Please submit a grants enquiry and a representative of one of the collaborating foundations will get back to you.

When submitting a grants enquiry, please provide the following basic information about the potential collaboration initiative in order to identify the best person to respond:

  • Is the project in the Arts or Social Sector?
  • A brief highlight of what the initiative will seek to achieve?
  • Who is the other required organisation/s you are/will collaborate with?
  • What is the innovation?