Except for emergency applications the Trustees make grants in one round each year.
The opening date for applications is mid-April each year and with a closing date of 30 June each year.
If an application is for an emergency, please contact the the Executive Officer to discuss how to apply. If the Trustees regard any application as an emergency, they may fast-track the application for consideration and, if approved, the payment will be made within a week of the approval.
The Trustees' normal practice is to finalise their decisions on all applications submitted by the end of October. All applicants are then notified of the outcome of their application and successful applicants will receive payment for the approved funding at this time.
All applications are submitted online using the online application form which can be found under the Grants tab.
If you are not able to submit an application using the online application system please contact the the Executive Officer to make other arrangements for submitting an application.
The terms of the Wills give the Trustees complete discretion in making their decisions on what they fund or choose not to fund in support of the Designated Purposes.
The general funding practices currently adopted by the trustees are:
Organisations supported under this Fund will normally be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC). as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and be incorporated in, or have their headquarters in, Victoria.
Initiatives supported under Fund 1 include (but are not limited to):
The Fund is also supportive of initiatives that assist:
The Victorian Government's Department of Health and Human Services provides a list of all Public Hospitals in Victoria on its website. All hospitals on this list are eligible to apply for funding under Fund 2.
Areas of focus include:
The areas of focus under this Fund are:
Religious purposes must be for the advancement of religion.
The Fund does not discriminate between religions or denominations. Having regard to the diversity of religious practices and beliefs in modern Australia, the Fund supports ecumenical and interfaith initiatives.
The following are some of the areas that are currently supported:
Initiatives supported under Fund 7 are encouraged from applicants outside of Victoria and include (but are not limited to):
Unless stated otherwise, a grant will be made on the following conditions:
The recipient will:
The recipient gives approval for their distribution details to be published on our website and in other other publications.
The online grant report form, for both progress and final reports can be found under the GRANTS tab.