Receiving a grant on the ACF

Many Trusts and Foundations can only issue grants to organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.  Individuals cannot have these statuses, and if you are an organisation you might be in the process of setting this up, or not yet eligible. This is where the ACF can help! 

As long as you and your project are eligible to fundraise on the ACF (see our FAQs) then you may also be eligible to receive a grant from a Trust or Foundation through the ACF!

Make sure you check with the Trust or Foundation that they are happy to issue grants as a donation to the ACF (prior to any application deadline).  If they have questions about the ACF and how it works you can put them in touch with us to chat.

If there is an application process with the Trust or Foundation you will need to apply direct, but PLEASE make sure you contact us about your application well BEFORE their deadline and we will let you know what we need from you to confirm we can receive the funds for you.  You may also need some details from us for your application.

If we confirm that we can receive the grant funds, and you are successful in receiving a grant, here’s what we’ll need you to do:

  • Read the First Timers Kit – this outlines how the ACF works, even though it’s mainly designed for fundraisers, the nuts and bolts are essentially the same no matter how you’re receiving funds.
  • Create a profile – if you don’t already have one with us. And even if you’re not going to run a public campaign we still need your full bio. If you are being auspiced you will need to provide their ABN in the registration.
  • Set up your project – login to your Dashboard and select ‘Create a new Project’

If you are NOT going to run a wider fundraising campaign separate to the grant funds, you can simply select ‘I want to receive a one-off gift or grant’. That will take you to a simplified version of the registration form – please still answer all of the questions as we need that information to be able to approve your Project.

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