For grantseekers

Funding sources

We acknowledge the excellent work of many environmental community organisations and others in managing and protecting Australia’s environment. Our role is to work with grantmakers. While we encourage networking and collaboration between environmental grantmakers and grantseekers, at this stage we do not have the capacity to work with eNGOs.

This means that we cannot give advice about individual applications, nor make recommendations about suitable funders to grantseekers. We have put together some resources that may help you in your grantseeking efforts.

Green grantmakers

Some of our members have agreed to be listed as potential sources of environmental funding.

Existing networks

If you have a relationship with one of our members, you can ask them to promote your project on our Clearinghouse. We cannot assist you with this process; you will need to direct your request to one of our members.

Resources for 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 Australian Taxation Office has information on charity status and concessions available for not-for profit organisations.

How to manage your organisation and maintain its charity status

Deductable gift receipt status

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

 Fundraising Institute of Australia

The national peak body representing professional fundraising in Australia.