General GuidelinesThe Foundation supports projects that generally adhere to our mission statement. The overriding purpose of the Foundation is to provide benefits to humanity, but in doing so it is important that areas of particular interest to the founders, Misses Gwen and Edna Jones, are taken into consideration.
Such areas include, but are not limited to:
- Health, welfare and education of the incapacitated, impoverished, young or aged
- Advancement of science and education
- Provision of cultural and recreational facilities for the public
- Providing opportunities for advancement for rural persons
The Foundation prefers to support projects that benefit communities located in the Western District of Victoria.
After reading all of the information provided here, if you are unsure whether you may qualify for a grant you should forward a letter to the Foundation, detailing the project for which you seek funding. The Foundation will then advise you whether your project will be considered and you will be requested to provide additional information.
Funding PrioritiesPriority will be given to applications that:
- Demonstrate long-term sustainability
- Will benefit the community
- Seek to create positive change
- Share the values of the Foundation
Other Funding AreasThe Foundation may consider applications in the following areas:
- Capital grants
- Funding in conjunction with government or other public or private organizations, including other Foundations
- Scholarships (under some conditions)
RestrictionsThe Foundation will not fund:
- Research projects
- Commercial activities
- Political activities
- Projects it considers does not meet its ethical standards
- Cash prizes or gifts
- Travel expenses and employee wages (except as part of a larger approved project)
- Recurrent costs of an established program
Period of FundingThe Foundation will consider projects that require funding for up to three years. Projects that seek funding beyond three years may be considered, but will be reviewed by the Foundation on a regular basis.
Funding LimitsWhile there is no specific limit to the amount of funding, applicants should be aware that even if your application is successful, it may be for a lesser amount than that requested.
ReportingIn some cases we will impose a condition of funding that a report is submitted to the Foundation at the conclusion of the project. The Foundation may request regular reporting in the case of a long-term project.
Other Important Notes for Applicants
- Projects that require work to be undertaken by external contractors must include quotes.
- There are no formal closing dates for applications. The Board of the Foundation meets quarterly and will discuss all applications within 12 weeks of receipt.
- If successful, applicants should note that funding will not be provided until it is demonstrated to the Foundation that the full budget for the project has been met.