2017 Grant Guidelines
Applications for the 2017 grant round
OPEN on 24th April and Close 22nd May
Impact100 Tasmania Grants are open to all registered Tasmanian Charities for projects within Tasmania.
The grant process will take place in 3 stages
1. An expression of interest (short application) which addresses criteria. Applications are reviewed at first assessment night attended by interested donors, and Impact100 Tasmania committee members to identify those suitable to progress to the next round.
2 A. Those that reach this stage (can by up to 10) will be asked to submit a more detailed application against required criteria and reference checks and site visit will occur. This is conducted by the Co-Chairs of FACs, supported by Impact100 Tasmania Grant Sub-Committee members and other interested donors.
2 B. Final applications are presented to all interested donors at the second assessment night by Co-Chairs of FACs responsible for respective areas and the Grant Sub-Committee Members.
3. Finalists will be chosen and asked to give a 10 minute presentation at the Annual Grants Award Night. Donors who attend the Awards Night will vote for the final grant recipient.
Initial Grant Applications open on the 24th April 2017 and will close on the 22nd May 2017. 2nd round Grant Applications (Finalists and by invitation only) open on 15th June 2017 and close on 4 August 2017.
Impact100 Tasmania aims to make a primary grant of minimum of $100,000 each year. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate how their grant would make a high impact and a measurable difference to the Tasmanian community.
In 2017 Impact100 Tasmania will consider applications for projects that:
• benefit the Tasmanian community
• that are not currently funded by a significant other organisation
• target a specific project for a specific duration with specific measured goals to be achieved
• demonstrate ongoing benefit to the community and or the organisations sustainability.
• not limited to any one cause, but may include the homeless, disadvantaged, youth, literacy, elderly, medical, indigenous, community…
Applications are open to charitable organisations that:
• have both Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) and Tax Concessional Charity status (TCC) from the Australian Taxation Office.
• have an annual revenue under $5 million.
• conduct projects within Tasmania that benefit Tasmanians.
• Applications are welcome from eligible charities from all states and territories of Australia, but the benefit must go to Tasmanians
• all grant recommendations are at the discretion of the committee and subject to approval by the ACF as Trustee
• reasons for rejection of proposals will not necessarily be given
• it is expected the grant funds will be expended within 12 months and that the project will utilise the full grant. Formal quarterly progress reports will be required.
• If deemed necessary payment may be made in instalments.
• Impact100 Tasmania reserves the right to change its criteria without notice at any time.
Expenditure that will not be considered as part or entirety for funding includes:
• general operating expenses
• debt reduction or operational deficits
• operational salaries (salaries tied to the grant application program are permitted)
• fundraising activities or events
• religious organisations where the grant is intended for the principal benefit of the organisation’s own members or adherents, or where the grant is intended for inherently religious activities
• legal expenses
• general construction, capital campaign or renovation that is unrelated to a specific proposed project or program travel outside Australia
• projects that should be funded by the Government or other relevant bodies.
• A more detailed application will be required from shortlisted candidates.
• You must ensure your organisation is eligible and that the project meets objectives before applying.
• An organisation may submit only one application per year.
• Organisations that have previously been awarded Impact100 Tasmania grant may not re-apply in the subsequent year.
• You will be advised whether we wish to receive a further detailed full grant application from your organisation after initial applications are received.
• If your organisation is amongst the selected finalists which may be up to 5 (after review of the full applications), you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation at our annual grant awards night. This presentation would cover details of your organisation and what will be achieved if you receive the grant, and is a further opportunity to promote your cause to the voting members
• Following the presentations at the dinner, the members will vote for the winning recipient.