Grant open: IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program

October 26, 2020 by in News

The IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program is open. It allows philanthropists and NFPs to connect, and allows NFPs to show how they improve outcomes for their communities.

They encourage high quality outcomes by identifying organisations which can maximise their impact through: good governance; solid leadership; strong strategy; an outcomes focus.

IMPACT Program grant amounts

Grants generally range between $10,000 and $100,000. Over recent years, the average grant has been $75,000. The maximum amount an organisation can request is $120,000 per application.

Eligibility for IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program

Your organisation must be at least one of the following to be eligible for funding:

  • Registered charity
  • ATO Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) endorsement

When the IMPACT Program closes

The application program closes on 4 December 2020 at 5.00 pm AEDT. Late applications will not be considered.

Funded projects

Perpetual, the funder, manage hundreds of trusts and endowments that support a wide range of projects and interest areas. This includes:

  • Social Welfare
  • Health
  • Medical Research
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Education
  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture

Projects can be at different developmental stages. This includes pilot and existing projects, capacity building and operational costs.

Assessment criteria for the IMPACT Program

The assessment criteria are based on the governance of the organisation and the activity. Assessment is based on questions specific to the criteria below:

  • Strategy
  • Outcomes
  • Capability
  • Leadership

Period of funding

Funding is generally provided as a single year one-off grant. For example, funds received in 2021 should ideally be spend and/or projects completed by 30 June 2022.

More information

A range of information is available on the website: guidelines, FAQs and a sample application form. Here’s the link for more information.