Learning for Life Grants

Flexible partnerships for initiatives seeking to transform teaching and learning pathways for better education and social outcomes.

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Length
Flexible
Funding
Flexible
Open date
Closed
Close date
Closed

Our focus is on increasing pathways to economic empowerment and social cohesion.

Funding priorities.

Flexible grants for better outcomes.

Teaching & learning numeracy and literacy skills (all ages)

Foster engagement in learning (all ages)

Build interpersonal, employability and workplace skills

Teaching & learning vocational skills (adolescents and adults)

Teaching & learning entrepreneurial and business foundations

Photo Credit: SCARF Refugee Support
Photo Credit: Bennelong Foundation

Criteria.

The organisation must be DGR1 registered

Beneficiaries must be in Australia

The initiative is designed by, or with, intended beneficiaries

Aims to establish, or further develop, progressive ideas with the potential to broaden or deepen the scale of impact

The organisation has the capability to measure outcomes


We also have preferences for projects that:

Address what causes barriers to participation in education

Builds an evidence base

Has plans to build the sustainability of the initiative so it can continue post funding

Has opportunities for Bangarra Group employee involvement, such as volunteering or mentoring

“The sports program requires them to listen to others and speak directly, and to repeat familiar words and phrases week by week to create a solid basis for English language expansion. They also build a social network within their local area and many make better choices about their food and health."

Kayte Cable

Co-founder, Big Leaf Foundation

Photo Credit: Big Leaf Foundation
How to Apply

The process.

Expressions of interest open

Timing to be advised. Follow us on social media to stay up to date.

Full applications invited

A select number of EOIs are asked to submit a full application and take part in site visits and interviews.

Grantees selected

Grants decided by Bennelong Foundation Directors.

Grants announced

Grants announced and paid.

Learning for Life Grants

Resources for applicants

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Learning for Life Grants information pack
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Learning for Life Grant FAQs

What do Learning for Life Grants fund?

Flexible partnership arrangements for initiatives seeking to transform teaching and learning pathways for better outcomes.

What are your funding focus areas?

- Teaching and learning methods that build numeracy and literacy skills - (all ages)
- Approaches that foster engagement in learning (all ages)
- Initiatives that build interpersonal, employability and workplace skills
- Teaching and learning vocational skills (adolescents and adults)
- Teaching and learning entrepreneurial and business foundations

What are the eligibility requirements?

- The organisation must be DGR1 registered
- Beneficiaries must be in Australia
- The initiative is designed by, or with, intended beneficiaries
- Aims to establish, or further develop, progressive ideas with the potential to broaden or deepen the scale of impact
- The organisation has the capability to measure outcomes

We also have preferences for projects that do the following.
- Address what causes barriers to participation, rather than the symptoms
- Builds evidence base
- Has plans to build the sustainability of the initiative so it can continue post funding
- Has opportunities for Bangarra Group employee involvement, such as volunteering or mentoring

What is excluded from funding?

- Programs with a main focus on mental health, or directly addressing illness and disease
- General fundraising projects or appeals
- Travel, study or conferences (unless incidental to a project)
- Individuals
- Applications with a religious, political or sectarian purpose

What questions are in the application form?

See 'resources' for samples of our application forms.

How can I open a conversation with you about applying for a Learning for Life Grant?

Get in touch with us here.

How are applications adjudicated?

An application is considered on how it demonstrates the following.
- Prudent governance and financial management
- Alignment between the project’s and the Foundation’s aims
- KPIs and how outcomes will be measured
- The number of direct and indirect beneficiaries
- Risks
- Capability and capacity to deliver the project
- Sustainability of the project post funding

As well as one or more of the following.
- Addressing causes rather than symptoms
- Testing a new approach
- Already achieving good outcomes that can be deepened or broadened
- Taking a holistic (multidisciplinary) approach

When can I apply for a grant?

Read about our grants and the process of applying in our grant categories here. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on when grant rounds open.  

Do you fund capacity building?

The Foundation has a focus on funding goal-orientated outcomes, but will consider capacity-building funding as well.

What other support do you offer grant partners?

The Foundation believes strongly in two-way partnerships in which both parties can learn and grow. Each grantee is invited to send one leader to a two-day forum in Melbourne, focused on increasing how your organisation can meaningfully influence for impact. We also explore non-monetary support via volunteering, networking and the use of Bangarra Group buildings and facilities.

Still have questions?

Contact our management team for further assistance.

Learning for Life Grants

Learning for Life Grant rounds open periodically. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on funding opportunities.