2017 INAUGURAL GRANT
Impact100 Sydney North members have selected ‘Young people at risk’ as the focus area for our inaugural grant.
You can read the pdf version of our simple Application Form HERE. To apply, please download the word version of our Initial EOI Grant Application Form HERE. Closing date for initial Expression of Interest applications is Monday 12 June 2017. (Please note this has been extended from Friday 2 June.)
OUR GRANT STRATEGY
Each year’s grant round will have a specific focus – such as youth, environment, health, arts, and so on – collectively decided upon by our members. Impact100 Sydney North aims to make one major grant of $100,000 each year. We want this to be a significant grant that will have an extraordinary impact on the receiving organisation. This will take their organisation to another level by providing significant funding to advance their vision forward in a great leap.
Firstly, the grant recipients and the people or issue they support, which we hope will have a ripple effect on the sector and community.
Also you as a member donor. Being part of giving away $100,000 is extremely satisfying and rewarding, and you’ll know your gift will be improving the lives of others.
SELECTING THE GRANT RECIPIENT
Each year, we send out a call for initial Expressions of Interest (EOI) Grant Applications. A grant review team made up of our members accepts and evaluates these grant applications, shortlisting 8 to submit full applications. These are then evaluated by researching and visiting applicants in order to arrive at 4 finalists. We deliver information on those finalists to each Impact100 Sydney North member for review. At the annual Grants Celebration event the finalists give a short presentation, after which a collective decision on the winning recipient is made.
WHAT ABOUT THE 3 THAT DON’T WIN?
Ideally all four grant recipients who make the shortlist will receive some financial assistance. Only one will receive the $100,000, but we hope the other three will receive some funds in recognition of the time and effort spent participating in our grants process. All four grant recipients will benefit from raised public profiles, potentially attracting additional funding. Any organisation unsuccessful in their application for an Impact100 Sydney North grant may find new avenues of funding as a result of undergoing the review and selection process. Any media coverage will also take these organisations to a wider audience.