General information

The following general information is provided to assist with the application process.

Opening date for applications

In 2019 the opening date for applications will be around April/May. Please check the website around March for further updates.

If an application is urgent,  please contact the the Executive Officer to discuss how to lodge this application.

The closing date for applications is 30 June each year.

The Trustees' normal practice is to finalise their decisions on applications by the end of October. 

Lodging an application

All applications are to be submitted online using the online application form which can be found under the Apply for a Grant tab. 

Before completing the form you will be asked to create an account. Please complete these details and then you will be able to access the online application form.

If you are unable to lodge an online application please contact the the Executive Officer to make other arrangements to lodge an application.

Timing and funding decisions

Except for urgent applications the Trustees make grants in one round each year. 

The decisions of the Trustees are notified to all applicants in early November. Successful applicants receive payment for the approved funding at the same time.

If the Trustees regard any application as particularly urgent, they may fast-track consideration of the application and, if approved, the payment will be made within a week of being approved.


The online application and acquittal system is being upgraded. If you are planning to make an application in 2019 you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the new process. This will ensure that submitting an application and acquittal form is as smooth as possible.

Further details will be available in early April.  

Applications for 2019

Online applications will open in mid-April and close on 30 June 2019.

It is expected that the review process will be completed and all applicants notified of the outcome of their application by 31 October 2019. 

Online Acquittal Form

The online acquittal form is currently unavailable. If you would like to submit an application at this time please contact the executive officer on