Grant Applications opened 21 February 2024
The John James Foundation has once again joined forces with Hands Across Canberra and The Snow Foundation to deliver a collaborative grant round to distribute $1,000,000 in grants to the Canberra community sector.
In 2022, we launched the inaugural Canberra Foundations Collaborative (CFC) grant round to create a simplified and central process for community-focused organisations to apply for funding from a number of foundations to save on time and resources.
2024 marks our third year offering the collaborative grant round, with the majority of grants expected in the $5,000 – $25,000 range, with a few up to $50,000. A limited number of multi-year grants are possible.
We have a two-step process:
1: Submit an Expression of Interest online via the Hands Across Canberra portal (written or video). Link to portal.
Expressions of Interest open on 21 February and close on 18 March 2024.
2: Invitation to submit an application.
Once Foundations have reviewed the Expressions of Interest, selected organisations will be invited to submit a full application.
Full applications will be open on 5 April and close on 26 April 2024.
From there each Foundation will follow their own process of assessment and approval with announcements being made in June 2024.
We will be holding two information session where representatives from each Foundation will be available to provide an overview of the process and answer any queries.
The sessions will be held on:
Tuesday 27 February at 11am
Wednesday 6 March at 3pm
Registration is required. Register Here
All initiatives must be for Canberra and/or the surrounding region.
Grants are intended for community organisations and social enterprises working with socially disadvantaged and vulnerable groups including at-risk children, youth, young people, women, men, and elderly persons; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, precariously employed people, unemployed people, prisoners, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, homeless people, persons with a disability, persons identifying as LGBTIQ+ among others.