Deadline: 22 September 2019
The Harold Mitchell Foundation is seeking applications for its Community Grants Scheme.
Applications will be judged on their creativity and innovation, the appropriateness of their target group, their level of impact, their overall quality, their value for money and their consistency with the funding criteria.
The Harold Mitchell Foundation funds programs in health, education and the arts that make a difference in Australia and their region. They do not provide funding to individuals, and organisations who receive their funding must be endorsed as both a tax concession charity and a deductable gift recipient.
Under this scheme, they invite applications from the community for grants of $10,000 or less to fund projects that reflect a theme.
Australian Taxation Office Endorsements
- The Harold Mitchell Foundation is bound by Australian taxation laws and its Trust Deed in terms of to whom grant funding can be legally provided. To be eligible for funding, organisations must be endorsed as both:
- a Tax Concession Charity or TCC (formerly ITEC – Income Tax Exempt Charity); and
- a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
- Organisations can determine their Australian Taxation Office (ATO) status by going to the Australian Government’s site and entering their ABN or organisation name. Please note that some organisations are specifically named in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1977 as being a DGR.
- If applicants confirm that they are endorsed as a DGR, applicants will need to sight the actual physical copy of applicants ATO endorsement to clarify whether their provision for gift deductibility is item 1 or item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. If applicants are endorsed under item 1, applicants are eligible to apply. If endorsed under item 2, applicants will be an organisation categorised as an ancillary fund and therefore ineligible, as their fund is not legally able to receive grants.
- If applicants organisation has DGR status only in respect of a specific fund, authority or institution, any application to the Foundation must relate specifically to a project or activity for which DGR status has been granted by the ATO.
- A number of exclusions apply to the types of applications that can be received by the Foundation.
- Applications cannot be accepted from any of the following organisations or for any of the following categories:
- For-Profit bodies and commercial/business entities
- Political Parties
- Private School
- Sports clubs
- Organisations outside Australia
- Requests for retrospective funding
- Requests for capital works (although projects for capital fit-out requirements can be considered)
- Fundraising, public appeals or loans
- Contributions to the corpuses of other foundation trusts or not-for-profit organisations.
How to Apply
- Applicant’s one-page document must provide the following information:
- A short description of their organisation.
- A description of their project and how it will achieve results under their theme. Be sure to include how many people they plan to assist and the timeframe for project implementation.
- How much they are looking for in funding (up to $10,000) and a short budget or description of their costs.
- Proof that they have TCC and DGR status (this can be attached separately).
- Applications should be sent by email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit http://haroldmitchellfoundation.com.au/#!/grants/how-to-apply/