Apply for funding
We carefully consider all eligible applications to determine whether the proposal fits within our funding priorities. Before submitting an application, please check that your proposal meets the following criteria:
- Your organisation must be endorsed (or auspiced by an organisation that is endorsed) by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as having Deductible Gift Recipient Type 1 (DGR1) status.
- Your proposal must be focused on addressing at least one of the Foundation’s charitable purposes:
- Improving health;
- Advancing education;
- Encouraging social and economic participation
- The project will be implemented in one of the communities that we support.
- Your proposal must demonstrate that it represents value for money.
- If required, other partnership funding is confirmed or being sought.
- The project is ready to implement.
What we fund
- Projects that address disadvantage and inequity and make a demonstrable positive impact in the communities that we support
- Projects that promote education, health and wellbeing
- Projects that are fully supported by the communities in which they will be delivered
- Projects that are viable and, where appropriate, have the support of other partners
FAQ applying for funding
How do I apply for funding?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Foundation Manager on 0438 450 412 to discuss your proposal. If your proposal meets all the criteria, we will email or post you an Application Form.
How can I find out if my organisation has Deductible Gift Recipient Type 1 (DGR1) status?
Your tax status can be found by inputting your ABN into the ABN Lookup tool on the Australian Business Register.
What geographical area does the Mutitjulu Foundation cover?
The Mutitjulu Foundation covers the Aboriginal communities of Mutitjulu, Docker River, Imanpa, and others in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) region in central Australia.
What supporting documentation is required with my application?
- Quotes relating to the items being purchased by the grant funds must be included with your application.
- Letters of support from the landholders.
- Evidence of funding support from other partners.
- Any Business Plans or Strategic Plans.
What are the funding terms and conditions?
If your application is successful, the funding can only be allocated to the purposes specified in your application. The project must be implemented within the allocated budget and the Foundation will not be responsible for shortfalls. Where appropriate, quotes must be sourced for all items to be purchased. Acquittal and Project Reports must be submitted during or at the end of the project.
How are funding applications assessed?
Applications are assessed against each of the criteria. The Foundation relies on fundraising and donations – the amount approved will be dependent on the available budget. The Mutitjulu Foundation Board decides which applications are approved.
What are some common reasons for unsuccessful applications?
- The applicant does not have (or is not auspiced by an organisation that has) DGR status with the ATO
- The proposal does not meet criteria
- The proposal does not address one of the Foundation’s charitable purposes
- The community does not fully endorse the proposal
- The project is the responsibility of government or another agency
- The project does not represent value for money
When will I find out if my application is successful?
Applications that seem to meet all the criteria are taken to the Mutitjulu Foundation Board, which meets quarterly. You will be advised after the next Board meeting.
Can I get feedback on my application if I am unsuccessful?
Yes, you can call the Foundation Manager on 0438 450 412 to discuss your application.
I need more information, who can I contact to discuss?
Call the Foundation Manager on 0438 450 412 to discuss your proposal or email email@example.com