Are you connected with a charity that is up to great things for women and girls?

Our 2018 Grant Round is closed. We anticipate that our 2019 Grant Round will open in May 2019. Further information will be available closer to the time on this page. You can also stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletters.

100 Women awards grants to organisations that advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls. Our 2018 Grant Guidelines will provide you with information on our eligibility criteria and what we look for in considering projects to support.

You must be an Australian registered charity with Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This is mandatory and overseas registered charities do not meet this requirement.

Check your Eligibility

Mandatory requirements by the Australian Taxation Office govern who we can make grants to. Grant applicants must be:

  • Charitable organisations within the meaning of the Charities Act 2013; and
  • Have Item 1 DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status (in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

Grants may also be made to exempt organisations that would be charitable but for their connection with government and which are Item 1 DGRs.

You can check whether your organisation is a Deductible Gift Recipient (Item 1) and a Charity by looking it up on the Australian Business Register.

2018 Grant Timeframes

May: Expressions of interest open

June: Expressions of interest assessed
Mid July: Selected organisations invited to submit Grant applications
Early August: Grant applications due
August: Assessment of Grant applications
September: Confirmation of grant finalists
Early October: 100 Women members vote on grants finalists
Early November: Announcement of successful grant recipients at our Grants Gala event

We plan to support at least three grants of up to $30,000 to successful organisations. The level of grant support will ultimately be determined by how many members join the giving circle and the funds in the grant pool.

Once the application process commences, we will welcome short expressions of interest from eligible organisations. The grants subcommittee that is made up of our members will review and evaluate those expressions of interest. A select number of organisations will then be invited to submit full grant applications. This ensures that the workload involved for grant applicants is kept to a minimum.

The final grant applications will be assessed and evaluated. We will then deliver information on a short number of finalist projects to the 100 Women membership for review and voting.

At our Grants Gala on Friday 2 November 2018, the results of the voting will be announced and the successful applicants will be presented with their grant.

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