COVID-19 Response


The Besen Family Foundation is committed to working with our grant recipients and applicants during the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our Operations Are Continuing Remotely

We are currently working remotely and are not able to have face to face meetings in our Richmond office. 

If you need to speak to us about an existing grant project or a new application for funding in the open grant round, please contact us by email at In your email please set out your question and the best number to contact you on.

2021 Open Grant Rounds

Our 2021 open grant rounds will continue as planned with applications closing for the next open grant round on Friday, 8 October 2021 at 5.00 pm.

Revisions and Variations To Projects Funded Through Previous Grant Rounds

We are aware that a number of projects funded by the Besen Family Foundation in the recent grant rounds may be impacted by ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 

Please contact us by email to discuss any necessary revisions to project timelines and to notify us of delays or postponement.

Ongoing Project Commitments

Pledge commitments which are due to be paid will be still be made as per our scheduled arrangements.

We are committed to supporting our grant recipients and partners in this time of difficulty in our community.

It is a privilege to support the vital role you play in our community and we stand by you in this time of challenge and uncertainty.