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Australian Scholarships Foundation

MyState Foundation Grant Program

Overview / Purpose

This program seeks to support organisations and charities who are engaged in education or development projects for young people especially those who help develop self-reliance, provide opportunity for further education, increase financial literacy or assist young people living with a disability to access special education, care or support.

Grants are usually in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 but consideration is given to worthwhile projects that require larger amounts. This can be up to $10,000 for worthy applicants.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants must:
- Have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (approved by the ATO).
- Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
- Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include those that:
- Benefit as many young people as possible in the Tasmanian community.
- Demonstrate that funds will be retained in Tasmania.
- Demonstrate a measurable long-term benefit and achievable goals.
- Meet an identifiable need in the community.
- Support programs which increase the capabilities of Tasmania youth.
- Encourage a learning culture and increase opportunities for young people to further their education.
- Build self reliance, confidence and responsibility in young Tasmanians.
- Improve health and wellbeing outcomes of young Tasmanians.
- Support disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Tasmania.
- Offer unique opportunities for young Tasmanians that aren't currently provided elsewhere.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Individuals, foundations or organisations that are themselves grant-making bodies.
- Fundraising events and campaigns.
- Normal operating costs, administration etc., other than in exceptional circumstances.
- Debt retirement or budget deficits.
- Conference organisers or attendees.
- Excursion based activities not part of a broader project focussing on MyState Foundation objectives.
- Equipment purchased not associated with an ongoing project.
- For an activity which began in the previous financial year.
- Applications for funding that involve additional funds in future grant cycles.

Program ID: 695
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Open Date
06 March, 2017

Closing Date
28 April, 2017

Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $10,000

Matching Contribution?








Provided by

Government Tier

Program administrator
MyState Community Foundation Limited

Telephone: 03 6215 9463
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