Who can apply  

  • Charitable trusts or incorporated societies that have been registered with the Charities Commission or Companies Office for at least 12 months at the time of submitting an application

  • Organisations within the Foundation's region - see map

Organisations are eligible for a grant once in a 12 month period.

Applications must align with the Foundation's priorities under the following funding areas:

Places iconPlaces

In the Places funding area we aim to fund projects that conserve, preserve and develop our region's natural and physical environment, and cultural heritage.

Participation iconParticipation

In the Participation funding area we aim to encourage and support people to be engaged in their communities through participation in artistic, cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

People iconPeople

In the People funding area we aim to support community organisations working to facilitate improved outcomes for high need communities in our region, or support strengths-based programmes that focus on positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.

People iconEducation grants

Education grants come under the People funding area. If you are an early childhood education centre, you will apply under this area.


Payment of Funding

If your grant application is successful you will receive a document explaining the terms and conditions of the grant.

Funding will be released either in a lump sum payment or in instalments. Payments are made fortnightly into our grantee’s bank account.

Print and get your Chairperson to accept the grant by signing the Terms & Conditions document and return to us.  

Once Foundation North has received your signed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, payment may be released or we may require invoices from your supplier in order to release the grant.

The third-party invoices must clearly detail the cost items that have been purchased, clearly show the supplier details, be addressed to your organisation and must be signed and dated by your chairperson.

       These documents may be returned to Foundation North as follows: