Social Investment Grants Program is annual grants administered in conjunction with the Community Enterprise Foundation. The 2020 theme casts the net much wider and encourages all organizations that are ‘building capacity for impact’ to apply.
Building capacity of not-for-profit organizations can include, but is not limited to:
- acquisition of staff to deliver a project
- training and development of new or existing staff to deliver a project
- software development to improve existing capability or capacity of the project
Organizations will be notified of the outcome of their application by early December 2020.
Grants of $25,000 or $50,000 are available. In addition to monetary grants, this year’s program will also include five in-kind strategic impact grants to help not-for-profits build capacity in their organizations. These grants will provide in-kind services and support to not-for-profit organizations to improve their projects and could include:
- marketing and communications support
- governance sessions
- accounting and financial planning advice
- impact measurement
- government relations
Five x 20-hour in-kind strategic impact grants are available. To be considered for these grants, applicants must apply for a social investment grant and complete the additional questions in the application.
- Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization
- Activities that the grant supports should be completed by the end of 2021
- The grant will only support projects that benefit communities in Australia and create impact
- All applications will be required to demonstrate operational and financial stability by providing appropriate information and documentation
- A full budget to be provided as part of the application
- Limited to NFP organizations with an annual turnover greater than $250K and no more than $5M
- Funding to be directed to organizational capacity building that will increase capacity to deliver services and support that addresses community needs and creates impact
- Capacity to document and replicate initiatives elsewhere viewed favorably
- Funding sources/capacity to leverage resources from elsewhere beneficial
- Not-for-profits from all subsectors are encouraged to apply but need to demonstrate they are clearly working to address needs and overcome disadvantages in the community eg. environment, education, aged care, disability, housing, etc.
- The program focus is on building capacity of organizations to increase their impact going forward. Funding is not available for regular programs or services
- Geographic spread/location is a consideration for the Grants Advisory Committee. Applicants must be local, state or nationwide organizations
- Previous grant recipients are welcome to apply
- Applicants for strategic impact grants need to submit an application for monetary social investment grants and complete the additional questions to be considered for in-kind support.
For more information, visit https://www.communitysectorbanking.com.au/grants