Grant Guidelines

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

A. Medical research
The Trust provides a small number of medical research grants and fellowships to NHMRC Approved Administering Institutions as selected by the Trustees.

The Trust does not accept unsolicited applications for medical research.

B. Charitable institutions

The Trust provides grants to a wide range of charitable organisations each year.  Grant applications must only be submitted if an organisation has been invited to apply by the Chairman.

Grants may be given for the following programs:

  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.

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

1. Eligibility

If your organisation has been invited in writing to apply for a grant,  your organisation must satisfy certain eligibility requirements before consideration of your application by the Trustees.

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

  • a Tax Concession Charity (TCC); and
  • 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 a link in your application to the latest set of audited financial accounts.

3. Exclusions

The Trust will not consider applications for the following types of organisations:

  • Where the organisation has an operating deficit
  • Organisations that are directly managed by Governments
  • Political organisations
  • Government and non-Government schools

The Trust will not provide funding for the following:

  • General and administrative costs
  • Conferences or staff training programs
  • General public fundraising appeals
  • Overseas projects
  • Major building appeals
  • 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 the above guidelines are satisfied,  applicants should complete the grant application form (refer to the link below). Any additional information other than that required on the application form will not be considered. The application form should be sent by email to the Chairman of Trustees at

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