The following information will assist grant seekers in determining whether their request is compatible with the funding principles of the Foundation.

Eligible organisations

The Foundation is bound by the provisions of The Peter & Lyndy White Foundation’s Trust Deed. The Foundation can only consider applications from organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a ‘Deductible Gift Recipient’ (DGR) and as a ‘Tax Concession Charity’ (TCC). Evidence of a current endorsement from the ATO is required to accompany a grant application.


When considering a grant application the Foundation takes into account, amongst other criteria, whether an organisation:

• Demonstrate sound financial management of current resources

• Demonstrate sound management and service excellence in meeting clients’ needs

• Has a high degree of community and/or volunteer involvement.

• Has sufficient capacity to carry out the proposed activity

• Has other financial support or will leverage the Foundation’s support to obtain further


• Uses innovative or groundbreaking concepts or methodologies

• Collaborates with others in their field

• is committed to evaluation and dissemination, with a view to replication

• will be able to sustain results into the future


Generally the Foundation does not provide funding for the following:

• Generic public fundraising appeals

• Conferences, seminars, forums, festivals and workshops

• Emergency requests or disaster appeals

• Individuals (including travel and accommodation costs)

• Projects that obviously duplicate existing services

• Political projects and/or lobby groups