Submitting an Application

Before beginning the online application process please refer to the AREAS OF INTEREST section of the website for specific details of the Besen Family Foundation Granting Priorities to ensure your organisation is both compliant and falls within the Foundation’s priority areas for grantmaking.

Applicants should be aware that for the purposes of assessment their proposal may be sent to specialist consultants. This is done on a confidential basis.

The Foundation endeavours to inform all applicants of the outcome of their submission within twelve weeks of the closing date.

 

Guidelines

  • Eligible Organisations

    The Besen Family Foundation can only approve grants to organisations endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as Deductible Gift Recipient Type 1 (DGR1) status and Income Tax Exempt.

    The recipient organisation must be based in Victoria or must be proposing to use the grant funds for the benefit of Victorians.

    Applications will not be accepted if made within 12 months of a previous grant being approved or before an existing grant is completed.

    In our Health and Welfare program, we prioritise applications made from small-medium sized organisations (under $5 million) over those from large organisations with strong public profiles and fund-raising capacity.

  • Size of Grants

    Grants for up to $10,000 can be applied for through the open grants program.

Making an Application

  • Check that your organisation is eligible and that your project fits the funding criteria.
  • If you are at all unsure as to the suitability or eligibility of your project, we strongly encourage you to contact the office at besenfoundation@sussangroup.com.au.
  • The June funding round is now closed.

  • Application Checklist

When you have completed your application, check that you have included the following:

  • Applications to Health and Welfare; Jewish Interests
    • Latest Annual Report
    • Latest Audited Financial Statement
    • Letters of support for the project from other individuals or organisations that you have worked with in the past and from any partners in the project. Please do not provide testimonials. (please combine into a PDF of no more than 3 pages).
  • Applications to Arts and Culture


    • Biographies of involved artists/curators/writers where relevant
    • Links to other relevant support material (e.g. urls of artists / your organisation to show recent work of primary applicant and collaborators whose input will significantly shape the work proposed in the application)
    • Latest Annual Report
    • Latest Audited Financial Statement
    • Letters of confirmation from artists/curators/writers (please combine into a PDF of no more than 3 pages)
    • Letters of support for the project from other individuals or organisations that you have worked with in the past and from any partners in the project. Please do not provide testimonials. (please combine into a PDF of no more than 3 pages)

 

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