Exclusions

These activities fall outside our funding round criteria: -

• Activities viewed as the responsibility of government;
• Programs with a religious, political or lobbying focus;
• Organisations which have not acquitted previous projects funded through the Foundation;
• Requests for sponsorship (click here to view the Greater Bank Sponsorship Guidelines);
• Grants to individuals, including students;
• Grants to community sporting clubs;
• Capital grants for the construction or refurbishment of buildings; renovations, fit-outs etc;
• Conferences or seminars;
• Programs based outside of NSW and the Gold Coast;

• For-profit programs or activities; however social enterprise can be considered under the Foundation's charter;
•Travel, study or conferences;
• Personal living, education, medical or travel expenses;
• Funding to other foundations, trusts or philanthropic organisations;
• Proposals which are identical to a previously submitted, unsuccessful application;
• Commercial film making;
• Fundraising events or activities;
• Overseas appeals;
• Office Equipment;
• Equipment for personal use;
• The purchase and maintenance of motor vehicles;   

• General operating expenses and office overheads, including rent;
•Activities which collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals;
• Retrospective costs;
• Purchase of land or buildings;
• Expeditions or overseas travel;
• Endowments, memorials or named academic chairs;
• Camps - residential, therapeutic, respite etc.;
• Programs in a school setting*
* Funding would only be considered for programs based in a school setting where there are established relationships/partnerships and a track record of success.

Funding Priorities

Other Funding Opportunities

If you are not eligible for a grant with the Greater Charitable Foundation, you could consider other funding opportunities such as:

- Crowdfunding (The Funding Network and online sites such as Pozible.com and StartSomeGood.com)

- Community fundraising

- Other grant-makers (Philanthropy Australia can assist with this, they have a number of contacts and resources, such as a Funders Directory)

- Government funding

- Fee-for-service activities