Your organisation must be endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and, depending on the grant program, a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Evidence of these endorsements must be attached to your application:
A copy of the organisation’s most recent Notice of Endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient as issued by the ATO; and
A copy of the organisation’s Notice of Endorsement for Charity Tax Concessions (as issued by the ATO on or after 1 July 2005).
Please note: a copy of the organisation’s entry on the ABR Register is not be considered sufficient evidence of tax endorsement status.
Universities and research institutes are encouraged to apply for funding to appropriate Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Grant Types. The Foundation does not fund clinical research trials and has a preference for funding projects within universities and research institutes that have the capacity to bring transformational change to a particular sector or area of practice. In addition to the Foundation’s general exclusions, universities and research institutes should note the following requirements:
All applications from universities and research institutes must be submitted in conjunction with the appropriate central office (e.g. Research, Grants or Advancement Office). Applications received directly from individual researchers or academics will not be accepted.
The university or research institute registration on the Foundation’s Grants Portal must be for a contact person within the central office, as above. If your institution has multiple campuses or is national, you must identify and liaise with your appropriate central office.
Universities and research institutes can submit a maximum of one application per Foundation Impact Area per Grant Type. Any applications received over this limit will not be considered, and the university’s key contact will be asked to prioritise the applications for consideration.
Notifications of outcomes will be sent to the central office contact, as listed on the Foundation’s Grants Portal.