Apply Now for 2020 Women & Change Grant Program

Women & Change
Last date: 
Friday, August 28, 2020

Detailed Description

Applicants are now invited to submit applications for the 2020 Women & Change grant program to create an empowering community for women to experience giving with impact.

Funding Information

  • The 2020 Women & Change grant round will provide one grant of up to $50,000 to a registered Australian charity that supports those people in Queensland community who are most disadvantaged.

Eligibility Criteria

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.
  • propose projects that are Queensland-based, with all grant funds going to help Queenslanders experiencing social disadvantage and in need of support.
  • are based anywhere in Australia (with all funds to be spent in Queensland). N.B. Only charities that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.
  • The project must be completed 12 months from when you receive the funding (30th November 2021).
  • The successful applicant must provide progress reports at six months and a final report at 12 months. Outcomes must be shared with the members of Women & Change, who have made this grant possible.
  • Applicants can apply for part funding of a larger project, so long as they have the balance of funds confirmed and the project is ready to start as soon as the grant is received.
  • Women & Change will consider applications for any demonstrable need, including operational, infrastructure or capacity-building support, where it is clear that philanthropic funding will make a tangible and measureable difference to the quality of life of the individuals and communities involved.
  • Eligible Organisations are welcome to submit up to three applications for different projects. Please ensure that each project meets the guidelines. A separate application form must be submitted for each project.
  • Members are most interested in projects that address unmet needs and/or offer unique solutions to social challenges.


  • Preference will be given to applicants whose projects will produce positive social outcomes for Queenslanders living in disadvantage; are well defined and identify a specific community need. Applicants must provide concrete information about their organisation’s strategies, budget, project outcomes and details of how they will evaluate the project’s implementation and outcomes.


Grants will not be awarded to or for: individuals; political parties; government entities; commercial sponsorships; religious groups (except for projects that support a nonreligious purpose); retrospective requests; debt retirement, budget deficits, endowments or bequest programs; or general fundraising appeals.


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