Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do we need to provide audited statements?
    You must provide audited financial statements where your constitution requires these financial statements to be audited. Otherwise, the Trust may consider limited reviews or in certain circumstances no audit or review. This will be decided on a case by case basis and should be discussed with the Trust’s staff prior to submitting your application.
  • Can I apply for mainstream salaries and general overheads?
    The Trust does not consider donations for mainstream salaries and overheads.
  • How often can I apply?
    Organisations can only receive one donation in the year running from 1 April to 31 March. If your application is declined during the year please feel free to apply again.
  • What if I don’t understand some of the questions in the Application form?
    You can contact the Trust’s staff at any time to ask questions to help you complete the application form.
  • Who can apply?
    Any incorporated or non-incorporated not for profit body can apply for a donation. In general this means an organisation will be:
    An incorporated society
    A charitable trust
    A limited liability company fully owned by one of the above and operating for charitable purposes
    A non-legal (non-incorporated) entity which may apply for a donation of up to $1,000
    State funded education provider
  • How do I apply?
    Applications should always be submitted on the Trust’s application form. Additional information in support of the application may be attached.
  • How is my application assessed?
    Once received, staff at the Trust will check your application and make sure all of the required information is supplied. We often seek additional information from you by letter, phone or a meeting. A final application is then presented to the Trustees for a decision. You are also welcome to contact us at any time to check on the progress of your application.   
  • When will I hear from you?
    We do not write and tell you we have received your application but we may contact you to discuss your application before it is presented to the Trustees.  You will usually receive formal written notification of the Trustee’s decision on your application two to three months after you apply. This will outline any conditions we require you to fulfil before receiving the donation.
  • If successful will we need to pay GST?
    We believe our donations are not subject to GST.  If in doubt you should seek professional advice.