Catalyst Grants

Multi-year partnerships for initiatives taking progressive action to create pathways to economic empowerment and social cohesion.

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Length
1-3 years
Funding
$100,000+
Open date
Closed
Close date
Closed

Our focus areas are education and employment, and community sport.

Education and employment.

Funding initiatives that open education and employment pathways to those facing ingrained barriers to participation.

Funding priorities.

Creating new, replicable pathways

Deepening or broadening the scale of a piloted pathway

Building pathways that can be embedded in a system

Designing pathways that will exist beyond the life of the grant

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Community sport.

Funding initiatives that develop community sport as a pathway to inclusion and cultural connection for those facing ingrained barriers to participation.

Funding priorities:

Creating new, replicable pathways

Deepening or broadening the scale of a piloted pathway

Building pathways that can be embedded in a system

Designing pathways that will exist beyond the life of the grant

Eligibility

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

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"We’re advocating for the Pilot to become a permanent hybrid humanitarian skilled pathway. Bennelong Foundation's support for the Pilot has been so valuable because we are building up the evidence base that’s crucial to getting it transformed into a permanent pathway."

Jemma Bailey

ANZ Co-director, Talent Beyond Boundaries

How to apply

The process.

Expressions of interest open

Timing to be advised. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on when grant rounds open.  

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.

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Resources for applicants


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General FAQs

How do I apply for a grant?

To apply for a grant, you can visit our Grants page and review the application process. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on when grant rounds open.  

What does the Foundation fund?

Our ambition is to give every person the opportunity to shape their future and chase their goals.

In Australia and the UK, we aim to increase pathways to economic empowerment and social cohesion and inclusion.

You can find more information on each of our funding areas here.

Do you fund capacity-building initiatives for not-for-profits?

Yes.

How can I apply for funding?

Australian not-for-profits can apply for a 12-month, Community Grant of up to $30,000 in our annual, open grant round.

Periodically, the Foundation also invites organisations to apply for multi-year Catalyst Grants or Learning for Life Grants, or to take part in our annual Pitch In events.

The Bennelong Foundation UK every year invites a small number of charities to apply for a 12-month Social Inclusion Grant, or take part in our UK Pitch In event. Learn more here.  

What is the application process?

When funding rounds are open, applicants submit an expression of interest. A select number of organistions will then be asked to complete a full application, which may include site visits and interviews. Grantees are selected by the Bennelong Foundation Directors. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on when grant rounds open.  

Still have questions?

Contact our management team for further assistance.

Catalyst Grants

Catalyst Grants rounds open periodically. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on funding opportunities.