For Australian Charities

One Light charity foundation offers grants to Australian registered charities.

Applicants are accepted through the year and we work with you throughout the process.

Over the last 5 years we have provided Australian registered charities with over $1 million in grants helping them achieve the goals of their group or organisation.

Our grant solution includes:
  • Consultation on grant eligibility
  • Assistance with your grant application
  • Introduction of business partners who can assist your group or organisation
  • Start to finish support of the grant process
  • Contact us today for information on gaining a grant


Application Process

    1. The Applicant must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Taxation Office.
    1. The Applicant must be an Australian Registered Charity and be listed on the register maintained by the Australian Charities and Not- For-Profits Commission.
    1. The Applicant’s core business is providing programs for the relieve of extreme suffering in areas such as:
    2. – Medical Assistance
    3. – Community Homeless Services
    4. – Domestic Violence
    5. – Child Neglect and Abuse
    6. – Extreme Poverty
    7. – Disabled Care
    8. – Natural Disaster Relief
    9. – Animal Cruelty
    10. – Higher Education
    11. – Religious Persecution
    1. Grants will be considered for specific projects and / or core costs and general operating expenses.
    1. The following applicants are not eligible:
    2. – Individual applicants
    3. – Political organizations
    4. – Foundations that are themselves grant making bodies
    5. – Mainstream schools

These guidelines have been developed to assist applicants in the development of an application for a grant. If you are unsure if your organization 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 grant has been established and provide a specific timeframe.

Indicate who is expected to benefit or is benefiting most from the grant and how it will impact on the wider community and explain 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, in accordance with the tax status of your organization and the specifics of your spending program.

Send only one copy of your application.

Grants can only be made to Australian Registered Charities:

Under the terms of our charter donations made by the One Light Charity Foundation must be to Australian Registered Charities.  Applications will be accepted at any time of year. However, funding allocations will usually be made in September and March of every year.

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 e- mail it to or complete the fomr at the bottom of the screen.

Applications will be accepted at any time of year. However, funding allocations will usually be made in September and March of every year.

The One Light Charity Foundation accepts and acknowledges receipt of applications, and may seek further information or clarification from the applicant.

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 more applications than can be funded and as a result the final decision will be made based on the recommendations of the evaluating committee. The Board will take into consideration factors such as, but not limited to; eligibility of the organisation, 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 be publicised whenever and wherever appropriate.

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 grant writing, or have an idea and don’t know where to start, click on the following link.

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