Our Grants

Important dates for the 2024 grant round

We are asking for applications that address the grant theme ‘Tackling inequalities’, which was selected by our members in mid-February.

There is a two-stage application process;

  • Stage 1: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Stage 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application

The full eligibility criteria and important dates for the grant round can be found below.

Please email any inquiries to grants@impact100sa.org.au

Expressions of Interest for the 2024 grant round open on Tuesday 2 April!

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to working within the themes, organisations must:

  • Have an annual turnover of less than $5million (based on the most recent reporting year)
  • Be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission (ACNC) and have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 status (DGR1), or be working with an organisation to auspice. The auspicing DGR1 organisation must meet the $5million eligibility.
  • Be based in South Australia and working primarily in the local community.
  • Not have received an Impact100 SA primary prize in the past three years.

When completing an application, each organisation will need to demonstrate that they:

  • Operate at the grassroots level—hands-on and directly with the communities they hope to benefit.
  • Offer a differentiated approach to other organisations in South Australia to meet an identified need in the community.
  • Are able, through their project, to potentially enact transformative change within their community of interest. This project may involve the development of new initiatives, as well as the continuation, adaptation, or extension of existing programs.
  • Have the experience and capacity to successfully undertake their project.

Important Dates for 2024 Grant Round

  • Grant Theme announced – Friday 16 February
  • EOI’s Open – Tuesday 2 April
  • Information Session (online) – Monday 8 April REGISTER NOW
  • EOI Deadline – Friday 3 May
  • Longlist announced – TBC
  • Full Application Deadline – Friday 5 July
  • Grant Shortlist Announced – Tuesday 13 August
  • Grant Awards Night – Wednesday 30 October

EOI and Full Application deadlines are strict, please start your application early to avoid disappointment.

Please email any inquiries to grants@impact100sa.org.au

Expenditure compliance

Each organisation must also meet Impact100 SA’s eligible expenditure requirements. Impact100 SA requires funded organisations to complete a report at the end of the funding period (projects are expected to have a duration of no more than two years). Funds may not be used for the following purposes:

  • General operating expenses for your organisation
  • Debt reduction
  • Fundraising activities or events
  • Legal expenses
  • General construction, capital campaign or renovation outside of the specified project or program
  • Travel outside of Australia
  • Principal benefit of a Religious/Political organisation’s own members or adherents, or grants intended for inherently religious activities

Using Grant Toolbox

We recommend the following:

  • SAVE FREQUENTLY: Grant Toolbox will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity and does not autosave. Only actions which cause the page to refresh or reload and using the ‘Save As’ button will ensure your work is saved and the page remains active.
  • Avoid using your browser’s BACK button. This will avoid taking you out of the system. Instead, use the menus and links within the system to navigate.
  • Sign out when done. Always click “Log Out” from your profile on the top right-hand corner of your page and shut down your browser completely (close all browser windows) when you are finished using the portal or you may lock out another authorised user access to the system.
  • Please check and observe the word limit.
  • Helpful information – wherever you see an ‘i’ or ‘?’ click on the icon for more information.
  • For new organisational applicants, first go to “Organisation” in the top menu to complete your Organisation’s Details.
  • If you find yourself logged out, please go back to the landing page https://portal.granttoolbox.com.au/welcome/impact100sa and log in again.
  • Recommend creating your application in a Word document so you can edit and refine before entering into the portal.