What types of programs do you fund?

Waratah Education Foundation provides grants across a range of focus areas. Information can be found on the About Us page of this website.

Who can apply for a grant to Waratah Education Foundation?

Waratah Education Foundation gives grants to eligible charitable organisations that:

  • Are registered not-for-profit and/or charitable at law;

  • Have the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status – provision for gift deductibility must be under Item 1, or they must be specifically named as a DGR in Subdivision 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997; and

  • Are endorsed as Tax Concession Charity (TCC). 

  • All other types of organisations should contact the Foundation to check eligibility.

When applying, all organisations must supply copies of the relevant documents with each application.


How do I apply for a grant?

Please view the Selecting Projects section of the webiste to understand the application process and guidelines.

If the organisation needs more information they can email info@warataheducationfoundation.org.au and submit a query.

If the organisation is certain they meet requirements, they can proceed with submitting their Expression of Interest to grants@warataheducationfoundation.org.au


When applying, how much funding should we request?

This is for applicants to determine. The organisation must however provide information on how the funds will be used and a timeline for the use of the funds as per the proposal requirements. The organisation must also advise how much funding it is seeking from other sources for the project.


Do you fund programs outside New South Wales?

There is a preference to support organisations operating and delivering programs within New South Wales however Waratah Education Foundation grants are open to charitable organisations across Australia.

How long do we have to wait to hear about the outcome of an application?

Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Waratah Education Foundation will endeavour to make judgements on grant applications in a timely manner and keep the applicant informed of the judgement timeline.

In some situations, it may take several months for a decision to be made and applicants should allow for this in their planning.


If we are not successful with our grant application, how long do we have to wait before applying again?

Applicants must wait six months before applying again.


If an application is successful, what are the performance reporting requirements?

Waratah Education Foundation requires 6-month updates from all grant recipients and a final acquittal report is required upon completion. Waratah Education Foundation will provide each organisation with a standardised acquittal report template. Waratah Education Foundation reserves the right to request information relating to the use of its funds to a supported organisation at any time.