Joint Campaign

Application Process

Changing Lives One Campaign At A Time


1.  The Applicant must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Taxation Office.

2.  The Applicant must be an Australian Registered Charity and be listed on the register maintained by the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

3.  The Applicant’s core business is providing programs to relieve extreme suffering in areas such as:

  • Medical Assistance
  • Community Homeless Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Neglect and Abuse
  • Extreme Poverty
  • Disabled Care
  • Natural Disaster Relief
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Higher Education

4.  Religious Persecution Campaigns will be considered for specific projects and/or core costs and general operating expenses.

5.  The following applicants are not eligible:

  • Individual applicants
  • Political organisations
  • Foundations that are themselves grant-making bodies
  • Mainstream schools and sport clubs


These guidelines have been developed to assist applicants in the development of an application for a Campaign. If you are unsure if your organisation or project is eligible for funding from the One Light Charity Foundation contact the Foundation before beginning your application.

Applications must be made using the Application Form available on this website and all sections must be completed.

Explain how the need for the Campaign has been established and provide a specific timeframe.

Indicate who is expected to benefit or is benefiting most from the Campaign. Explain how it will impact the wider community. Tell us how this program is in keeping with the mission of the One Light Charity Foundation.

Ensure all required attachments listed on the Application Form are enclosed with your application.

Send only one copy of your application.

Applying for Campaign

We can only do joint Campaigns with Australian Registered Charities:

Under the terms of our resolution, donations made by the One Light Charity Foundation must be to Australian Registered Charities.  Applications will be accepted at any time of year.

How to apply

1. Check Criteria.

2. Check the Guidelines for information about how to make a successful application and what support material must accompany the application.

3. Complete the Application Form. All applications must be submitted using the Application Form. This can be downloaded (Download here), saved to your computer and completed. The sizes of text boxes indicate the amount of information required, but should you need to exceed the limits of the boxes please add pages as necessary.

4. Print your completed Application Form and have it signed by relevant authorities.

5. Attach all necessary documentation and email it to or complete the fomr at the bottom of the screen.

Applications will be accepted at any time of year.


The relevant committee will then consider the application and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

The Directors have a legal and moral obligation to ensure that funds dispersed will be managed so as to maximise their benefit in accordance with the objectives of the Foundation. In assessing applications the Directors must be satisfied that structures are in place to provide proper accountability and that there is evidence of the ability to report on measurable outcomes.

The Board considers many applications. The final decision will be made based on the recommendations of the evaluating committee. The Board will take the following factors in consideration: eligibility of the organisation, the benefit to the community and criteria met.

Provision of grants will be subject to a commitment by the successful applicant that the One Light Charity Foundation’s contribution to the program is publicised whenever and wherever appropriate.

Need Help?

The Community Entrepreneur is an expert grant writer, with over 25 years worth of experience on both sides of the funding fence, over 2 hemispheres. If you need help with applying for a Campaign, or have an idea and don’t know where to start, click on the following link.

    Download and complete the application form here:

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