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Types of Grants
THRIVE GRANTS PROGRAM
The Thrive Grants Program supports organisational capacity building and acknowledges the importance of smaller, grass-roots charitable organisations, supporting them to do what they do better in the Foundation's Impact Areas.
Thrive Grants are available to organisations with an annual revenue of $5M or less, who are working in one of the Foundation's four key Impact Areas Education & Employment, Healthy & Cohesive Communities, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Melbourne.
Within the Education & Employment and Healthy & Cohesive Communities Impact Areas, the Foundation has a specific focus on two age groups: Youth (8-28 years) and Older Australians (55 years+). When applying for a Thrive Grant under either of these two Impact Areas, organisations must ensure that their project is working within one of these two age groups.
Grants of $20,000 to $40,000 per year are available for between 1-3 years. Organisations may also request up to an additional $10,000 to support any small infrastructure requirements (computers/hardware/software, furniture and refurbishments, cameras and monitoring equipment, and/or leasing of equipment, including office equipment) which will assist with meeting the objectives of the organisation's capacity building project.
Thrive Grants are provided for the following areas of support that will demonstrably improve the ability of the organisation to achieve its mission:
- Clarify or share vision and values
- Enhance decision making
- Board governance
- CEO development
To be eligible to apply for a Thrive 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 a Thrive Grant, please ensure you have read the Thrive Grant Guidelines and spoken with one of our Program Managers.
Thrive Grant Application Dates
THIS GRANT ROUND HAS CLOSED FOR 2016
|Open Date||Monday 12 December 2016|
|Closing Date||Friday 27 January 2017|
|Applicants notified||April 2017|
How to Apply
Download Essential Thrive Grant Application Documents
- Thrive Grant Guidelines
- Thrive Grant Application Form
NB: If you experience difficulty viewing the options for questions with drop down fields, please refer to this document and manually type your selection in the application form.
- Project Implementation Plan Template