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How to Apply

Application Dates

The Foundation has two open grant rounds each year for the Arts & Culture and Jewish Interests Programs. 

 

Applications in the Health & Welfare area are by invitation only.

 
Granting Guidelines
ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS

 

The Besen Family Foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund and can only approve grants to organisations endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient Type 1 (DGR1) status and which are 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 twelve months of a previous grant being approved or before an existing grant is completed. Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not acquitted a previous grant from the Foundation.

 

Please make sure you have read The Grants Program section of the website to ensure that your application comes within the Besen Family Foundation granting priorities and that you understand the specific exclusions for each grant area.

SIZE OF GRANTS

 

Grants for up to $10,000 can be sought through the open grants rounds of the Arts & Culture and Jewish Interest Programs. Grants within the Health & Welfare area are only by invitation.

Upcoming Round 1, 2020/2021

Open Program Areas
Important Dates
APPLICATIONS

 

Open:

Monday 24 August 2020

Close:

Friday 9 October 2020

Grants Announced:

Mid December

Projects must commence after this time.

ARTS & CULTURE
JEWISH INTERESTS

Upcoming Round 2, 2020/2021

Open Program Areas
Important Dates
APPLICATIONS

 

Open:

Monday 15 February 2021

Close:

Friday 26 March 2021

Grants Announced:

Mid June

Projects must commence after this time.

ARTS & CULTURE
JEWISH INTERESTS
 
Submitting an Application

 

The Besen Family Foundation accepts online applications for the Arts & Culture and Jewish Interests Programs. 

 

Applicants should be aware that, for the purposes of assessment, their proposal may be sent to external experts for review. This is done on a confidential basis.


Before you apply please check that your organisation is eligible for funding and that your project fits within the granting guidelines.

If you are unsure as to the suitability or eligibility of your project, we strongly encourage you to contact the Foundation office at info@besenfoundation.org.au.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A GRANT PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM
 
ARTS & CULTURE
BUDGET TEMPLATE

The Arts & Culture Budget Template can be found here.

GRANT ACQUITTAL

Grantees are required to complete an Acquittal Report within three months of the completion of their project. Grants must be acquitted prior to submitting an application for subsequent funding.

A suggested template for an Acquittal Report can be found here.

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