AREAS OF INTEREST

We Work With The Community

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. Grant Conditions

Social Disadvantage

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. However, the Trust will not make Grants to pay for salaries. The usual limit for such a Grant is $10,000.00.

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.

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.

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Grant Conditions The Trust places certain conditions on the making of its Grants. These conditions are standard conditions. In special circumstances additional conditions may be included. No GST is to be paid on the Grant. The standard conditions are as follows: • The Grantee must use the whole of the Grant exclusively for the project as described in the Application and not for any other purposes. • The Grantee will use its best endeavor to complete the project within twelve months from the date of approval of the Grant. • The Grantee will promptly advise the Foundation of any material change which may affect the Grantee’s ability to undertake or complete the project within the twelve month period. • The Grantee will expend the Grant only within Australia and where specified within the particular state or territory. • The Grantee will show the Grant separately in it’s books of account and keep records adequate to enable the use of Grant funds to be checked readily. The Grantee will give the Foundation a final report of the end of the twelve month period, within two months of completion of the project.

Distrabution Income and its Distribution as Grants The Trust distributes its income to applicants for Grants for various purposes all of which must be Charitable. Distributions are made by the Trustees three times each year usually in the months of March, June and November. The procedure to apply for a Grant is to complete the “Application” form (download PDF or download Word format) and forward to the addresses set out above. A copy of the Application form is available for posting to you upon request. The Grant distributions are determined by the Trustees in their absolute discretion. No reasons are given as to why a Grant Application was either successful or unsuccessful.

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.

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; develop, test and implement creative solutions to persistent, difficult social and environmental needs and problems - innovation is welcomed; requests for smaller 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.

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Accepts applications from kindergartens, schools
(primary and secondary) for projects of building or
equipment and innovative programs that will assist
students.
Grants are made to organisations in Victoria and the Trust
gives priority to:
Projects which are designed to enhance the educational
and social needs of young people; designed to develop,
test and implement creative solutions to persistent,
difficult social and environmental needs and problems;
requests for small Grants to enable smaller community
organisations to begin or continue to make a positive
difference in their communities; and Grants from
applicants with a major number of volunteers from the
community the applicant seeks to benefit.
Applicants are required to hold Deductible Gift Recipient
(DGR) status.

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