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.
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 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 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.
PLEASE NOTE: In 2021 the Fund will not be accepting any applications for Fund 2 - Public Hospitals in Victoria
The online grant report form, for both progress and final reports can be found under the GRANTS tab.