Information for Organisations Seeking Grants

Do you have the right charitable and tax status in place to receive philanthropic funding? Most environmental grantmakers require an organisation to have deductible gift recipient status (DGR) before they can make a grant to them. A smaller number only require charitable status.
The following resources will help you understand how to access charitable status and DGR status.

Charity Status

The ATO web site not-for-profit section has information on charity status and concessions available for not-for profit organisations.

ATO not-for-profit page.

What type of NFP is your organisation?

Is your organisation a charity?

What tax concessions are available to your organisation and the requirements for eligibility.

Charity regulator – ACNC

How to manage your organisation and maintain its charity status.

DGR Status

Information about getting endorsed as a tax-deductible organisation and the eligibility requirements.

How to apply for DGR and other charity concessions.

Applying for a Grant

Where is the funding that could make your work a success and how do you make winning applications? Your time is valuable so it is important to be as strategic as possible.

There is a lot of competition for a limited amount of philanthropic funding.  You have greater chance of success if you only apply for grants your organisation is eligible for, and where you’ve made the effort to write a quality application for something that you really believe in.

The following resources will help you find available grants and the know-how to make an excellent application.

Philanthropy Australia
Our Community
The Funding Centre

An information hub for fundraising and grant applications.

It includes a

 Fundraising Institute of Australia

The Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is the national peak body representing professional fundraising in Australia.