Apply for a grant

The Foundation’s application process and expectations are described below.

Applications for funding are welcomed from individuals, groups and organisations that:

  • are not-for-profit
  • are the ones actually running the project or activity
  • undertake their primary activities in Australia.

The grant application process involves:

  • reading the application process
  • downloading and filling in the application form
  • preparing an application
  • emailing the application to Email is much preferred, but if hardcopy is necessary then post or deliver the application to the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation Limited, c/o OSCA, 1 Morrison Street, HAWTHORN, VIC 3122.

Applications from organisations must include the following information:

  • materials such as letters (that supports the case for funding) and background materials (such as annual report, newsletters, bulletins) that help the Foundation’s board gain a better understanding of the applicant
  • a statement that the organisation has not-for-profit status
  • a statement of willingness to accept the Foundation’s standard grant conditions such as those of reporting and evaluation
  • evidence of current status of insurance – public liability and/or professional indemnity.

After applications are submitted:

  • They are considered at the next meeting of the Foundation’s board (the board meets quarterly)
  • Applicants are notified of the outcome by email
  • Formal feedback on unsuccessful applications is not provided.

Organisations and individuals can apply for up to $10,000 for one-off projects.

  • Funds are modest; highly expensive projects will not be considered.
  • Multi-year grant commitments will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Most grants are between $500 and $3000.

Grants are subject to conditions. All funded projects are to:

  • acknowledge funding support from the Foundation on their own website/advertising media
  • provide the Foundation with a report on their completed project/activity.