We have compiled this list of frequently asked questions to assist you in completing your grant application.
We experience a high demand for our community grants. However this year we have opened up the opportunity to applications outside of the listed LGAs. You will need to justify why your area should be selected in the appropriate field in the form.
We expect that all applicants will be notified if they are successful by the end of December. We expect grants to be distributed in early February 2020 for programs to be completed in that calendar year. Programs will be acquitted at the end of February 2021.
We can only provide grants to organisations with DGR 1 status. Your organisation is welcome to partner with an organisation who has DGR1 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 $25,000 rather than for a multi-year project. There is no restriction on an organization 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.
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.
Scanlon Foundation is located in Melbourne, and much of our support has in the past focused on Melbourne and Victorian based organisations. We have focused this grant round on LGA's outside of Victoria in order to broaden our reach nationally.