The Bennelong Foundation
- creating a healthier, more productive
and inclusive community
Whilst the Bennelong Foundation has a number of areas of interest, generally, it strives to support causes, organisations, and projects that possess certain principles and/or criteria. Grant Seekers, before you start, we recommend conducting a self-check by carefully considering if your project aligns with our primary focus areas and meets our funding criteria. Organisations interested in applying for a grant can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by completing the online form via this link .
Program funding areas:
1. Education Training and Employment
Programs providing access, equity and inclusion opportunities to Education and Training or that support and build Pathways to meaningful Employment
Build numeracy and literacy skills for pre-school, primary school and secondary school students
Build numeracy and literacy skills for adolescents and adults
Building STEM capabilities for pre-school, primary school and secondary school students
Supporting student wellbeing and fostering school engagement
Scholarship, Internship or Bursary Program
Building interpersonal, employability and life skills for adolescents and adults (personal grooming, interview skills, and other workplace skills)
Mentoring and Coaching
Access to vocational training opportunities for adolescents and adults
Building learning skills through art or music programs
Programs providing access to entrepreneurial and business foundations
2. Community Health
To assist organisations that conduct programs with the express purpose of improving the physical health and nutrition of the Australian community.
Programs promoting participation in physical activity and sport
Programs promoting improved nutritional intake
3. Cultural Inclusion
Programs providing and creating opportunities that foster greater cultural cohesion and inclusion, celebrate cultural diversity and that strengthen community identity.
Programs promoting cultural inclusion and cohesion
Settlement and transition support for new Australians
Programs promoting cultural identity
Exclusions: programs with the main focus on disability, mental health, and healthcare (i.e. programs directly addressing illness and disease) are not current priority areas for the Bennelong Foundation. Organisations with annual revenue over $5M are also excluded.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Communities/groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage
Types of Grants
In keeping with the Bennelong Foundation's community & grass roots funding approach, we are seeking grants of up to $30,000 for maintain and grow grants.
1. Maintain grant
Supporting established and high impact programs continue to deliver.
2. Grow grant
Supporting the growth or sustainability of an organisation, program or project. This may include requests to expand current programs, initiate new programs or programs that assist with growing need for the services your organisation provides.
3. Innovate grant
Large multi-year grants for new projects – by invitation only.
Innovate grants are currently closed.
More information for Grant Seekers