Despite the natural appeal of impact investment to charitable trusts and foundations, few have embraced the practice, challenged by the misperceptions that investing for impact necessitates an appetite for high risk or a financial trade-off, new research suggests.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and development partners are using a new $3.6 million grant to support around 20 private sector businesses in Asia targeting poor and low-income communities.
A pilot program will inject $400,000 into the independent arts sector by matching funds raised through crowdfunding.
New Zealand’s Community and Voluntary Sector Minister, Jo Goodhew, is calling for applications for this year’s Support for Volunteering Fund offering more than half a million dollars in grant support.
Community organisations will be supported to find new ways to help low income Australians locked out of financial services and products through a new Social Investment Grants Program from Community Sector Banking (CSB).
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Victoria has opened up its latest round of Exploration Grants, which will offer organisations up to $50,000 per year.
NSW disability services providers will be eligible for $2.8 million in State Government funding to help with the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Grants of up to $20,000 for Not for Profit projects in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and Education are now on offer.
With the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’s Exploration Grants about to open for applicants, the foundation’s grants team has compiled their hot tips for grantseekers planning to write a funding application to a philanthropic trust or foundation.
The Stanford Australia Foundation has awarded two scholarships to leaders in the Not for Profit sector for study in 2014 while applications are also open for next year’s scholarships.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), in partnership with the McEwen Foundation managed by ANZ Trustees, has opened applications for grants of up to $10,000 for charitable projects in the wider Goulburn Valley, in central Victoria.
Australia Post is calling on community groups and charitable organisations to apply for its Our Neighbourhood Community Grants to fund local community projects.
In Western Australia criminals are paying for crime prevention programs as Not for Profit
organisations receive government grants of up to $200,000.
The National Library of Australia’s 2014 Community Heritage Grants of up to $15,000 are now open for applications.
Not for Profit Communications Advocacy group, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has launched its 2104 Grants Scheme worth a quarter of a million dollars.
One of Australia's largest independent family philanthropic funds, Gandel Philanthropy has announced its communityassist grants are open for application to eligible Not for Profit organisations.
Forty-two new projects aimed at preserving Indigenous languages will share $2.6 million in Federal Government funding.
Banking giant, the Commonwealth Bank is pledging $2 million in grants for community organisations that support the health and wellbeing of Australian youth.
Keeping young people safe online was the focus of two separate announcements around grant funding and cross-sector partnerships last week.
Six charities are sharing more than $1.1 million in new funding in New South Wales as part of grants by the Greater Charitable Foundation.
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