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2018 Innovation Grant Expression of Interest Applications Are Now Closed

A strength of the non-profit community is its’ ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to the problems and needs it sees in the community.

Potential grant applicants in this category may apply for a 3 year grant of up to $175,000 to:

  • test, demonstrate, trial or pilot a new concept
  • support the expansion or scaling up an innovative, proven pilot program

Annually the Give Where You Live Foundation expects to fund only 1-2 Innovation grants (subject to applications received).

Applications which support systems change, involve partnerships, a plan for sustainability and have evidence of matched funding will be well regarded. Only one application will be accepted from each organisation in this funding round.

Please note the Innovation Grant process is a four stage process, which includes:

  1. A telephone consultation with the Give Where You Live Foundation. Please contact Cynthia Scherer, Community Impact and Grants Manager at (03) 5229-4364 to discuss your potential EOI application.
  2. An Expression of Interest (EOI) Application. The EOI allows you to provide information on the general concept for which you are seeking funding.
  3. A Full Application. A limited number of EOIs will be asked to submit a more detailed (Full) application.
  4. An in person presentation to our Innovation Grant Advisory Panel. Those that are invited to submit a Full application will also have a chance to present in person to the Innovation Grant Advisory Panel.


Our 2018 Innovation Grant Expression Interest Applications are now closed. You can read about our 2017 Innovations Grantees here. Our 2019 Innovation Grant Expression of Interest applications will open in October 2018. If you have any questions about eligibility, suitable grant requests, the application process please contact Cynthia Scherer, Community Impact and Grants Manager via email or phone (03) 5229-4364.