The purpose of the Collier Charitable Fund is to continue the legacies of Alice, Annette and Edith Collier. We strive to improve the lives of Victorians and other Australians by assisting those in need.
Eligible applicants should confine their application to supporting areas that are a key priority for them in accordance with their strategic objectives.
The following is a list of the Fund's guidelines. Select a heading for further information.
The terms of the Wills of the Collier sisters provide the Trustees complete discretion to make decisions on what will be funded in support of the wishes of the sisters (referred to inthe Wills as 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 not limited to):
The Fund is supportive of initiatives that assist disadvantaged groups including:
It is also supportive of initiatives promoting non-discriminatory practices.
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:
Fund 4 encourages applications from across Australia including (but not limited to) the following areas of focus:
Initiatives supported under Fund 5 are open to all religions and denominations in Australia for the advancement of religion.
Understanding 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:
PLEASE NOTE: Social outreach initiatives provided by churches will usually be eligible for funding under Fund 7 and not Fund 5.
Under Fund 7 applications are encouraged from applicants within Australia, but outside of Victoria, in respect of initiatives mentioned above in Fund 1, which is limited to Victoria.
In addition, Fund 7 is available to support other charitable purposes in Australia outside the scope of the various Funds. These other purposes are not identified in the Wills but would include supporting the aged, sick and disabled.
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.
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.
Except for emergency applications the Trustees make grants in one round each year.
The opening date for applications is early to mid-April each year and will close on 31 May in 2022.
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.
The online grant report form, for both progress and final reports can be found under the GRANTS tab.