Andrews Foundation Grant

The Andrews Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to A $20,000

Next deadline: Nov 8, 2019

Later deadlines: Mar 6, 2020, Jun 5, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

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The Foundation was established in June 1984, by Mr R. C. Andrews, the Chairman of the Pakenham Blue Metal Group of Companies. The Foundation was created so that Mr Andrews could benefact the community which has supported his business enterprises.

The Trust prefers to make Grants to communities of people who are helping themselves and others in ways that can be sustained into the future: Projects which involve volunteers and where there are expectations and plans for the positive impact of the project to be sustained beyond the Grant period are preferred by the Trust.

The Trust is willing to join with other donors and sponsors to support projects.

Areas of Interest

  • Aged Care/Health:
    • For residential aged care, the Trust provides limited support for building works, capital fundraising and equipment.
    • Grants are also made to hospitals for the purchase of necessary equipment.
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $20,000.00.
  • Emergency Relief and Material Aid:
    • The Trust supports a number of organisations which provide emergency relief and material aid.
    • These organisations usually work in local communities within the Gippsland region.
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $10,000.00.
  • Environmental Needs and Problems:
    • The Trust supports selective projects for assisting in dealing with environmental needs and problems.
    • These needs include rehabilitation of land and monitoring of land at risk.
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $10,000.00.
  • Small Grants for Smaller Community Organisations:
    • These Grants are aimed to help community organisations that are locally based to either get started or enhance an existing project.
    • The Trust will look to significant contributions from volunteers and other community organisations when making a Grant.
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $5,000.00.
  • Social Disadvantage, Needs and Problems:
    • The Trust sees the need to assist organisations that work in the area of social disadvantage, needs and problems in order to help individuals and groups to find sustainable solutions to their issues.
    • The Trust favours the targeting of such issues by locally based organisations. 
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $10,000.00.
  • Education:
    • The Trust will accept Applications from kindergartens, schools (primary and secondary) for projects of building or equipment and innovative programs that will assist students.
    • These programs must be locally based and be designed to benefit a substantial number of students.
    • Applications may also be made by universities and TAFE colleges for Grants for the purposes stated above.
    • The usual limit for such a Grant is $20,000.00.

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  • To be considered for a Grant the Applicant must be charitable in the legal sense.
    • The applicant must fall within the Taxation Act definition of "public charitable".  
    • Sub division 30(B) (formerly Sec. 78 (4) and (5)) of the Income Tax Assessment Act states certain institutions that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regards as being publicly charitable.
  • Grants are made to organisations in Victoria.


  • Priority will be given to applications who have raised some funds.
  • The Trust gives priority to :
    • projects which are designed to create and improve educational opportunities and training for students who are disadvantaged or with disabilities;
    • projects which develop, test and implement creative solutions to persistent, difficult social and environmental needs and problems – innovation is welcomed;
    • requests for small Grants to enable smaller community organisations to begin or continue to make a positive difference in their communities; and
    • requests for Grants from organisations that have a major involvement from volunteers in the community.
  • The Trust gives preference to Grants that benefit communities within:
    • the Shires of South Gippsland, Baw Baw, Cardinia, Bass Coast, Yarra Ranges, Mornington and the Cities of Casey and Greater Dandenong.
    • The reason for this is the wish of Mr. Andrews to give back to the regional community where he grew up and made his wealth.


  • the Trust will not make Grants to pay for salaries.
  • The Andrews Foundation does not provide funds for:
    • General Appeals
    • Bursaries, study or travel costs
    • Core funding of Organisations
    • Recurrent costs of an established program
    • The personal development of any one individual
    • Sponsorship
    • Faxed copies and email will not be accepted