The Bennelong Foundation's funding areas are: education, training and employment - programs providing access, equity and inclusion opportunities to education and training or that support and build pathways to sustainable employment; and community health and wellbeing - to assist organisations that conduct programmes with the express purpose of improving the physical health, nutrition, and well-being of the Australian community.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Communities/groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage
Grants of up to $30,000 are available.
The Foundation seeks to support programs that respond to an identified area of need in the community that are presently not being addressed, or that take a new approach to problem solving. Ideally, such programs, if successful, should be able to be replicated in other locations or contexts.
A focus on prevention is one of the main criteria. The Foundation endeavours to fund projects that address the causes of problems, rather than treat the symptoms. Longevity and sustainability - they support projects and programs that will continue to have an impact over the long term and beyond their period of support. They also encourage programs that are able to become financially self-sustaining.
The programs must have strong and identifiable outcomes and key performance indicators over both the short and long term.
The preference is to assist organisations that receive little or no government funding and are not currently the benefactor of substantial philanthropic support.
Step 1 is a submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI). Step 2 is an invited application for shortlisted submissions.
The Foundation is only able to accept applications from organisations which carry Deductible Gift Recipient Status, Item 1 of Section30-15 from Australian Taxation Office.
Expressions of Interest close: Friday, 28 January 2022, 5.00pm.
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