Grants Available

  • HazelPeatPerpetual

    Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust

    The Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust has been established for the general benefit of charity.

    • Animal welfare (horses and dogs)
    • Ageing Well
    • Youth Development and Education
    • Medical Research
    • Palliative support for children & young people

    Approximately $30,000 is distributed annually with individual grants of up to $10,000. 

    2024 Grant round open

    Granting from the Hazel Pear Perpetual Charitable Trust is facilitated via our Small Grants Program, you can read the guidelines here.

    We are pleased to have supported the following organisations through the Trust:


     RSPCA Victoria – Horse Welfare Expert Evenings
    Prison Fellowship Australia Victoria - Extraordinary Lives – Supporting children of prisoners to thrive
    Very Special Kids – Bereavement Support Program
    St Kilda Police & Citizens Youth Club Inc – Boxing for Parkinson’s
    The Bionics Institute - Three-dimensional analysis of the inner ear


    Western Chances - Scholarship Program
    Very Special Kids - Lord Somers Family Camp for children and young people facing terminal illness
    University of Melbourne - PupTracker: Advancing working dog welfare
    Geelong Animal Welfare Society - Foster care of animals to achieve best outcomes in rehoming

    Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust - Capacity funding
    Horses for Hope Limited - Capacity fundingShepparton Family and Financial Services Inc - Capacity funding

    Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Inc - Western Victorian Indigenous Literacy Heritage Program
    Berry Street Victoria - Horses for Hope equine assisted therapy
    Bionics Institute of Australia - Exploring the use of light to improve the perception of sounds conveyed by cochlear implants
    Caroline Chrisholm Society - Core funding
    St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) - Community Transport Program
    Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc - Provision of Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club

    Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley - Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley - Establishment of a community garden
    Ardoch Youth Foundation - Improving educational outcomes for children in Greater Dandenong
    Bionics Institute - Fitzroy - Creating bionic devices to address unmet clinical needs
    Footscape Inc. - Children's Orthotic Project
    Melbourne Recital Centre - Music Always Aged Care Program
    Old Colonists Assoc Of Vic - Outdoor retreat for young and old
    Reading out of Poverty Inc - My First Book Campaign

    Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services - Canine Environmental Enrichment and Training Facility project
    Reading out of Poverty Inc - Let's Read Broadmeadows
    Very Special Kids - Improved technology in the hospice



  • ANZ Community Foundation Logo

    ANZ Community Foundation

    The ANZ Community Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

    2024 Grant round opens 8 March and closes 5 April 2024.


    ANZ Community Foundation 2024 Guidelines

  • BlumFoundation

    Blum Foundation

    The Blum Foundation was established in 1999 for the promotion and encouragement of the Polish language and culture in Australia. The Foundation provides grants to organisations for organisational support and for special projects.

    2023 Grant round closed 

    To find out more, download the Blum Foundation guidelines  

    Polish version of the Blum Foundation guidelines

    Please see below a list of successful recipients from the 2022 Blum Foundation grant round.

    2022 - Organisational Support grants:

    Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc.
    The Polish School of Sydney
    Polish School WA Inc.
    The Polish School of Sydney
    Polish Association of Newcastle Inc (Polish Language School)
    Polish Song & Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
    Polish School for Today In
    Polish Folklore Ensemble Tatry Adelaide Incorporated
    Polish Saturday School Assoc Inc
    Macarthur Polish Saturday School Incorporated
    Polish Folkloric Ensemble Syrenka
    Polish School Wollongong
    Polish School Canberra
    The Polish Song & Dance Ensemble Rzeszowiacy of Newcastle
    Polish Educational Society
    Maria Konopnicka Polish School in Essendon
    Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Polish Saturday School in Rowville
    Mikolaj Kopernik Polish School in St. Albans
    Kresy-Siberia (Australia) Limitede
    Polish Vocal-Dance Ensemble "Lowicz"
    Polish Childrens Group Krasnoludki
    Polish Folkloric Dance Group Wielkopolska of Canberra

    2022 - Special Project Support grants:

    Polish Scouting Association ZHP in Australia incorporated
    Polish School WA Inc.
    Polart Sydney 2022 Inc
    Ottoway Theatrical Ensemble Resurrection Inc
    The Polish School of Sydney
    Polish Song and Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
    Polish Scouting Association ZHP In Australia Incorporated
    Polish Folkloric Ensemble Syrenka
    Polish Association in Melbourne Inc
    Friends of Chopin Australia Inc
    Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc.
    Komisja Oswiatowa Polonii Australijskiej
    Polish Educational Society NSW
    Polish Saturday School in Ashfield under Polish Educational Society
    Polish Youth Theatre Group Scena 98
    Polish Festival Inc
    Society of Polish Culture in Victoria Inc.
    Polish Club Ltd
    Polish Dance Group Kukuleczka Inc
    Polish Association in Hobart Inc.
    Polish Folkloric Dance Group Wielkopolska of Canberra

  • William Buckland Logo

    William Buckland Foundation

    The William Buckland Foundation aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged Victorians through grants that support better housing, health, education and employment outcomes. We also fund initiatives that build resilience in rural and regional communities. 
    The William Buckland Foundation - Enabling Education Program EOI Round
    Now open -  23 June and closes 22 July 2022 midnight
    Enabling Education Program EOI Guidelines
  • Felton Bequest Logo

    The Alfred Felton
    Small Grants

    The Alfred Felton Small Grants supports the development of ideas and catalytic projects that have the potential to enhance the physical and emotional health of women, children and young people in Victoria. Major and small grants are given to projects that:
    • Assist vulnerable or disadvantaged children or young people at risk
    • Assist women in need
    • Support the health care of women or children or their access to health care
    • Assist the elderly, including accommodation needs and homelessness amongst the elderly
    • Tackle early intervention or prevention and the causes of disadvantage
    • Have the potential for wider adoption and broader impact in the future
    • For an organisation, new or existing program which currently does not attract government funding and requires seed funding to get started, build momentum and/or build organisational capacity 

    2023 Grant round open 23 January and closes 6 March 2023

    For further information view the guidelines here


    2022 Small Grants Outcomes

    • Footscape Inc. - Children's Orthotic Project
    • L2R Dance - Panda Squad
    • Little Big Steps - Supporting Kids with Cancer: Using virtual reality to encourage exercise during and after treatment
    • The Waterwell Project - Health education sessions for women from migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker backgrounds.
    • River Nile Learning Centre - Digital Literacy for Refugees & Asylum Seeker Women
    • National Council of Jewish Women - Caring Mums
    • Green Cross Project Inc. – Outreach Medical Bus
    • Reading Out of Poverty Inc. - Post-Pandemic Literacy Recovery Project ‘Books from Birth’
    • Ocean Mind - Changing lives through Surfing
    • Opening the Doors Foundation - Aboriginal students finding their place in life.

    Download the 2022 Alfred Felton Bequest Annual Report.


    Alfred Felton was born in England and came to Australia in 1853. He was a partner in a successful pharmaceutical company and was an avid art collector. He never married, living for many years in rooms crammed with his personal art collection at the Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda.

    When Felton died in 1904, he left the bulk of his fortune to the creation of a charitable foundation known as the Felton Bequest. 

    The Felton Bequest has been responsible for donating 80% of the finest artworks in the National Gallery of Victoria. These are currently valued over $2 billion. These gifts have contributed to establishing the National Gallery of Victoria as an institution of international significance.

    Over the past five years, funding of flagship grants has impacted on the number of smaller grants available. As a result, the Bequest directs funds towards projects that may not appear on the radar of other types of funders.

    The Bequests’ committee believes that philanthropy is more than monies given. Members actively explore how they might apply their individual and collective influence, time and expertise towards a higher level of support for their community partners’ aspirations.

    The Felton Bequest welcomes approaches from community organisations with Victorian-based projects.



  • ArthurMarsdenWhiting

    Arthur Marsden Whiting Disability Grants

    The Arthur Marsden Whiting's Sympathy Fund has been established to provide assistance to individuals of the Protestant faith with a primary physical disability who are in need of financial assistance. Grants are available for equipment, treatment, education or training and other types of assistance needed to care for a person with a disability.

     To be eligible for assistance, applicants must:

    • Have a primary disability that impairs mobility
    • Be of the Protestant faith
    • Reside in Victoria
    • Not suffer from alcoholism
    • Meet financial eligibility criteria as determined by the panel


    PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be submitted on the current application form to ensure the correct information is assessed.

    Approximately $80,000 is distributed annually with individual grants of up to $3,000 per annum per applicant.

    Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    • Applications received between 1 April to 30 June, approved in August
    • Applications received between 1 July to 30 September, approved in November
    • Applications received between 1 October to 31 December, approved in February


    Click to download the application form.