Frequently Asked Questions


How much can I apply for?

What do you fund?

We currently have 2 main funding areas which are Education, Training & Employment, Community Health & Wellbeing.

If my project is outside the Funding Areas, can I still apply?

Priority is given to projects that demonstrate the strongest alignment with the Foundation’s funding areas, target community and funding criteria.

Do you fund projects outside Victoria?

Yes, we fund nationally

Can I apply for more than 1 projects?

If you would like to apply for one than one project, please call us to discuss.

Can I apply if I don't hold DGR-1 status?

The Bennelong Foundation is a private ancillary fund and as such can only distribute grants to organisations with a DGR1 status. If the applying organisation does not have DGR1 status, however you have an auspice relationship and would like to apply, please call us to discuss.

Do you fund salaries?

Generally, no. But, if directly related to the project seeking support, yes.

We receive funding from state/federal/local government, are we able to apply for your grant?

Our funding preference is to support organisations with low government support. If your organisation does receive significant government support, however none for the project seeking funding, this may be considered.

When is your next grant round?

Please visit the ‘Grant Seekers’ section the website


Do you accept late application?

Submission for Expression of Interests for eact grant round is closed at 5pm on the last day of each grant round. Any application received after this period will not be accepted.

How long does the whole process take?

Do you give feedback on unsuccessful application?

Unfortunately, due to large amount of applications received, we are unable to give feedback.

I did not receive confirmation email for my submission, was it received?

Before contacting us, please check the following 1. That the confirmation email is not in your junk mail 2. The inbox of the email address used on the form, if not the person who completed the form Should you still have a problem, please contact us on

How do I apply for the grant?

Please visit the ‘Grant Seekers’ section the website. Only applications made through the online form will be accepted.

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Melbourne Vic 3000


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Bennelong Foundation (UK)

Registered Charity Number 1189840

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