Grant Guidelines

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 funding
  • 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