We have compiled this list of frequently asked questions to assist you in completing your grant application.
The Annual Community Grants 2021 will open at 9am Monday 26 July and close at 5pm on Friday 17 September. The Foundation is unable to accept applications outside of this.
We expect that all applicants will be notified if they are successful by mid December. We expect grants to be distributed in early February 2022 for programs to be completed in that calendar year.
We can only provide grants to organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) 1 status. Your organisation is welcome to partner with an organisation who has DGR 1 status (auspice) so long as the application comes directly from the organisation with DGR 1 status.
The Community Grants are intended for a single grant of up to $30,000 rather than for a multi-year project. There is no restriction on an organisation being able to apply more than once.
You may include salaries of staff working on the delivery of a project or initiative for which you are seeking funding. However these grants do not cover general funding for operational costs.
We prefer projects where the Foundation would not be the sole funding source but this is not a requirement.
There is an expectation that the grant will be used within the calendar year in which it is given unless agreed otherwise (January to December 2022). Programs will be acquitted at the end of February 2023.
As we receive a considerable number of submissions, we are unable to provide specific feedback on individual applications.
The focus of the Scanlon Foundation is specifically on the migrant experience. Consequently, a project focused predominantly on the Indigenous community would be unlikely to meet our criteria.
Yes, local government bodies are welcome to apply for specific projects through our annual Community Grants where these projects engage and empower the broader community including both new and emerging and receiving communities. However, any local government would need to have obtained DGR1 status.
The Annual Community Grants Round 2021 is open nationwide; projects in all locations in every state and territory are eligible to apply.
Yes. One organisation may submit multiple applications in the grant round, however each application should be for a distinct project. The same project in different locations, or for additional groups will not be considered.