annual grants round 2019 are now open

Grants status


Close date

12th September 2019

Expression of Interest

  • Pathways to employment
  • Literacy

expressions of interest

Expressions of interest must meet the following criteria:


Projects must be located in one of the following Local Government Areas outside Victoria:

In New South Wales: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool, Parramatta, or Wollongong. 

In Queensland: Brisbane, Inala, Ipswich, Logan, Rockhampton, or Townsville. 

In Western Australia: Canning, Stirling, or Wanneroo.

In South Australia: Murray Bridge, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, or Salisbury.

In Tasmania: Glenorchy.

Key Criteria

The Scanlon Foundation is looking to support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion by:

  1. Building pathways to employment; or
  2. Increasing applied English literacy.

Successful projects will need to fulfil the criteria relevant to either ‘pathways to employment’ OR ‘literacy’ below. In addition all grants will be assessed against the innovation criteria. Innovation The Foundation is particularly interested in exploring new and innovative ways to engage, empower and connect communities. 

1. Pathways to Employment 

Grants in this category are looking to actively support people into employment. Successful applicants will go beyond resume writing and interview skills to actively engaging with local employers. 

  1. Employment pathways: Programs that contribute to the building of employment confidence, conversational and business skills, resume building and the presentation of experience and strengths, interviewing techniques, business behaviours and resources to assist in starting a new position. 
  2. Facilitate mentor relationships
  3. Actively facilitate engagement with local businesses
  4. Encourage intercultural conversations
  5. Post-Employment support   

2. English literacy 

Grants in this category will focus on English literacy. Specifically, programs will teach applied and conversational English which can be used in both day-to-day and work environments. 

  1. Literacy: Programs that actively and innovatively develop literacy skills using methods that engage with those that are unable or ineligible for other programs. Participants ideally will be able to participate for as long as needed.
  2. Applied English practice
  3. Ability to provide practical support 
  4. Practice with native English speakers
  5. Consideration of childcare needs

how to apply