Grant Guidelines

The Trust operates two separate funding programs; (i) medical research and (ii) charitable institutions, as outlined below:

A. Medical research
The Trust does not accept applications for medical research unless the organisation has been invited to submit an application for a medical research grant. Medical research grants and fellowships are only provided to NHMRC Approved Administering Institutions.

B. Charitable institutions

  1. Services to aged care
    Services that assist the elderly, which include but are not limited to, medical equipment, furniture and fixtures, transportation of the elderly and general support of the elderly. Preference will be given to requests that directly benefit the elderly.
  2. Services to disadvantaged groups or organisations
    Services that directly support children, adolescents, adults and families who are disadvantaged due to education, financial, and/or social circumstances.
  3. Services to community health
    Services that directly support groups or organisations assisting individuals or families with a medical condition, disability, addiction and/or mental illness.
  4. Creative arts
    Innovative, educational or creative arts organisations involving disadvantaged adults or youth.
  5. Multiple service organisations
    Organisations that undertake activities that offer services covering two or more of the categories above.

Please note with respect to funding requests from charitable organisations, preferences will be given to services that directly benefit the needy. Indirect funding will not be given priority.

1. Eligibility

If your organisation has been invited in writing to apply for a grant, before your application can be considered by the Trustees, your organisation must satisfy certain eligibility requirements before receiving funding.

Consistent with the Australian Taxation Laws, the Marian and E.H. Flack Trust requires that organisations are endorsed as:

  • a) a Tax Concession Charity (TCC); and
  • b) a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

The Trust also requires that the organisation is a registered Charity with the ACNC (exceptions – Hospitals).

If your organisation meets the above eligibility requirements then please continue to read the following document and proceed to download an application form (section 8).

2. Financials

In order for the Trustees to review the financial position of your organisation please include in your application the latest set of audited financial accounts. If your organisation is not audited then please provide a copy of its latest year end accounts.

3. Exclusions

The Trust will not consider applications for funding in the following areas:

  • Requests by a single individual or family
  • Operating deficits
  • Conferences or staff training programs
  • General public fundraising appeals
  • Political organisations
  • Overseas projects
  • Multiple applications from the same organisation
  • Government and non-Government schools
  • Major building appeals
  • Organisations that are directly managed by Governments
  • Retrospective funding

4. Obligations

If your application is successful your organisation will be required to complete an acquittal statement confirming the grant was applied as detailed in the application. This acquittal must be received before any future funding is considered. Please refer to the acquittal section of the website for further guidance in completing your organisations acquittal obligations.

Failure to comply with the Trust’s guidelines and/or failure to complete the application form correctly may mean that your application will not be considered for funding.

5. GST

The Flack Trust will fund Goods and Services Tax only where the organisation is unable to claim the corresponding input tax credit, e.g. where the organisation is not registered for GST.

6. Applications

If your organisation has been invited to apply (in writing) by the trustees and is eligible to apply for a grant in accordance with the above requirements, applicants should complete the grant application form (refer to the link below) in full. Any additional information other than that required on the application form will not be considered. The application form should be sent by mail to the Chairman of Trustees at the postal address set out in the application form.

7. Timing

Organisations selected to apply for a grant will be notified by mail by 31 March of each calendar year.  No other applications received during the year will be considered.

Applicants are provided with at least six weeks to prepare and submit their application.

Applicants will be notified in writing no later than 31 August whether their application has been successful or not.  Funding requests may be scaled back or not approved, at the sole discretion of the trustees.

If your application was successful, payment will be made to your organisation no later than 30 September.

8. Download Grant Application Form

Download Application Form