The Impact100 Sydney Grant Application Process has four stages:

  1. Eligible organisations submit an Expression of Interest short application

  2. Eight shortlisted semi-finalists are invited to submit a more detailed application

  3. Impact100 Sydney members conduct site visits to semi-finalists

  4. Four finalists are selected to pitch at our live Grant Event, where members then vote to award the $100,000 grant to one organisation

We will accept applications from charitable organisations that: 

  • have both Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) and Tax Concessional Charity status (TCC) from the Australian Taxation Office. (To confirm your DGR 1 status, enter your ABN at this link)

  • have an annual revenue under $5 million

  • conduct projects within Greater Sydney and that benefit Sydney-siders.

Applications are welcome from charities from all states and territories of Australia.

While not a requirement, of particular interest are projects which incorporate the development of (or extension of existing) collaborative partnerships across community organisations.

Additional Conditions

  • All recommendations for funding are at the discretion of the committee and subject to approval by the Sydney Community Foundation as Trustee

  • Reasons for rejection of proposals will not necessarily be given

  • It is expected the grant funds will be expended within 12 to 24 months and that the project will utilise the full grant. Formal six-monthly progress reports will be required

  • Impact100 Sydney reserves the right to change its criteria without notice at any time.

Expenditure that will not be considered for funding includes:

  • general operating expenses

  • debt reduction or operational deficits

  • operational salaries (salaries tied to the grant application program are permitted)

  • fundraising activities or events

  • religious organisations where the grant is intended for the principal benefit of the organisation’s own members or adherents, or where the grant is intended for inherently religious activities

  • legal expenses

  • general construction, capital campaign or renovation that is unrelated to a specific proposed project or program

  • travel outside Australia

  • projects that should be funded by the Government or other relevant bodies.

Please note:

  • You should ensure your organisation is eligible and that the project meets objectives before applying.

  • An organisation may submit only one application each year.

  • Organisations that have previously been awarded Impact100 Sydney grant may not re-apply in the subsequent years.

  • You will be advised whether or not we wish to receive a further detailed full grant application from your organisation.

  • If your organisation is among the selected four finalists (after review of the full applications), you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation at our annual Grant Event. This presentation would cover your organisation and what will be achieved if you receive the grant, and is a further opportunity to promote your cause.

Ready to Apply?

Applications have now closed for the 2019 Grant Round.  Please check back next year for more information on our future grant rounds.