The Grants Hub is committed to a strong and vibrant community and admires the initiative and fortitude of those who bravely ‘have a go’ and strive to make a difference in their world.
In the grants space we notice things. There are trends and flavours of the month which dictate funding. There is always a gap in the grants space. We can’t provide enough funds to fill the gap, but we can lead the way in ‘off-trend’ funding, that supports great initiatives, without an agenda or limiting criteria.
One gap we’re noticing is in the provision of small grants for volunteers, staffing, training and equipment in the Social Enterprise, Not-for-Profit and Business space. We know that a little hand up in these areas can make a real difference to the startup phase, sustainability, stability, development or longevity of projects.
So, to celebrate and support ideas, services and initiatives that are great for your specific community, we’re excited to announce Round One of our 2019 Grants Program. The total value of this round of funding is $4,000, distributed across four single grants.
We’ve increased our contribution to the fund pool in 2019, and have also rallied Access Solutions National and Pursuit Advisers to get on board, because we believe it makes a real difference in this space. We can’t wait to get your applications in and see what amazing things are happening around Australia.
The Grants Hub Social Enterprise Grant - $1,000 (Closed)
The Grants Hub Not-for-Profit Grant - $1,000 (Closed)
Access Solutions National Social Enterprise (Disability) Grant - $1,000 (Closed)
Pursuit Advisers Gippsland Business Development Grant - $1,000 (Deadline extended to 30 June)
Objectives of the Grants Program
The objectives of this Grant Program are to:
Provide support and recognition to Australian-based Social Enterprises, Not-for-Profits, Businesses and their volunteers or staff
Encourage initiatives and ideas throughout Australia that build strong and vibrant communities
Provide access to resources to support these initiatives.
Each grant has its own eligibility criteria (see below).
The grants are open to incorporated Not-for-Profit organisations, registered Social Enterprises, and Businesses whose work is focussed within Australia.
Grant funds must be spent by 30 June 2020.
1. The Grants Hub Social Enterprise Grant - $1,000
Closed 18 June 2019
2. The Grants Hub Not-for-Profit Grant - $1,000
3. Access Solutions National Social Enterprise (Disability) Grant - $1,000
4. Pursuit Advisers Gippsland Business Development Grant - $1,000
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE
Pursuit Advisers are funding one $1,000 grant to any Business, based in Gippsland (Victoria) looking to grow, including Startups. The grant can fund any of the following items:
Training related to developing your initiative or sharing it with others
Full or partial cost of small equipment required or desired to help idea keep your idea/Startup developing (e.g. software, hardware, point of sales tools)
Travel costs associated with a professional development opportunity (taxis, public transport, motor vehicle costs, flights)
Any other costs that could support the viability and growth of your Startup (including marketing and accounting).
Individuals can also apply in this category, if their business concept is not yet registered.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Fully completed application (see application form prior to, and in preparation for, completing the application)
Submission of a 30 second video that reveals your passion and project. We are not expecting high quality video productions (videos shot on phones are fine). We just want to see your passion and project and get a sense of who you are and what you do. This video may be used for promotional purposes by The Grants Hub and/or Access Solutions National and/or Pursuit Advisers.
Only one application received from an organisation. An organisation that meets criteria for multiple grants must select only ONE category to apply under.
Eligibility (see Eligibility Criteria above)
Demonstrated need for the grant
Benefit that the grant will make to the initiative and how it will support its longevity
Demonstrated passion and drive for the project/initiative to convince us that you’ll make it happen
Ability to spend and acquit the grant funds by 30 June 2020.
Applications are open now for the Pursuit Advisers Gippsland Business Development Grant, and close at 5pm AEST Sunday 30 June 2019.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for assistance, including help with creating a video link.
TIP: Make sure you have already created your 30 second video (see Assessment above) before commencing your application.