Applications are now open for the Lendlease FutureSteps grant program to directly increase the supply of accommodation with support services to assist individuals or families experiencing homelessness or housing stress.
The aim of FutureSteps is to empower vulnerable people by partnering with not-for-profits to boost the availability of accommodation and support services and investing in targeted training and jobs programs. FutureSteps provides grant funding and in-kind support such as skilled volunteering resources.
FutureSteps is a Lendlease shared value initiative grounded in the belief that everyone needs a place to call home.
Following the launch in December 2018, FutureSteps received $500,000 seed funding from Lendlease Foundation and receives ongoing funding of 0.1 per cent of residential revenue from their Australian Property business.
Lendlease FutureSteps will provide funding up to $200,000 (awarded in value between $20,000 – $100,000)
FutureSteps is open to not-for-profits. To apply for a grant, your organization must have:
- Endorsement as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 or Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the Australian Tax Office
- A registered ABN (not individual or sole trader)
- A management committee with at least three unrelated members aged 18 years or over.
- Projects made up of multiple funding or delivery parties will be considered.
- Your organization has strong governance practices in place
- There are no conflicts of interest between your organization and Lendlease
Your project's objectives address one or more of the FutureSteps funding areas:
- By increasing the supply of accommodation
- Provide ongoing support services
- Offer opportunities for skilled volunteering
- The project is located in: New South Wales, Queensland or ACT
- Will the grant support the cohorts of either?
- Your project requires between $20,000 to $100,000
Impactful and transferable projects:
- Does your project address problems in a practical, engaging and scalable way?
- Is there opportunity to share outcomes and lessons learned?
- Does the project respond to an identified community need based on consultation or input from that community?
- Does the project have a clear concept, milestones and tangible outcome for the community?
Sustainable and responsible projects
- Does your organization have alternate funding sources for your existing programs?
- Has your organization previously received / does your organization currently receive government funding?
- Is there potential to generate future funding opportunities to sustain the project?
- Will outputs and outcomes be measured and reported against for key milestones?
- Does your organization have experience in delivering similar projects?
- Does your organization have resources available to manage the project?
For more information, visit Lendlease FutureSteps grant.
For more information, visit https://www.futuresteps.com.au/grants/