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Advice & Support

Our Services

Supporting givers across Australia

Australian Communities Foundation can establish a philanthropic vehicle to suit your giving needs. Our Starting A Fund or Foundation page will help you find the structure that’s right for you.

In addition, we offer fee-for-service options and workshops that enable individuals and families, companies, foundations, government and non-profit organisations to develop, review and evaluate their giving and its effectiveness.

Foundation Support Services

In addition to our dedicated Private Foundation packages, we offer Foundation Support Services, providing a range of backend support options for foundations, trusts and private ancillary funds (PAFs).

Accessing extra support and leveraging Australian Communities Foundation’s infrastructure can be particularly valuable for foundations that are just starting out or for those who want to outsource certain functions.

Supporting the Telematics Trust

Australian Communities Foundation supports public charitable trust, Telematics, by coordinating its annual grant round for technological innovations in education and training across Victoria.

Contact us below to find out more about how we can facilitate your grant round.

The vision of Telematics Trust is for technology to transform lives through education and training for the cultural, social and economic benefit of Victorians.

Our Support Options

Choose only the support you need

Compliance & Support

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Liaising with auditors
  • Liaising with our investment advisers
  • Preparation of papers for signing of accounts meeting
  • Attendance at signing of accounts meeting
  • Preparation of annual report
  • Quarterly GST compliance
  • Preparation and management of cash flow
  • Lodging Annual Information Statement with ACNC and attending to other ACNC matters
  • Provision of other financial advice and assistance as required.


  • Preparation of trustees’ papers including reports
  • Coordination of information from other service providers such as investment advisers
  • Attendance at trustee meetings
  • Preparation and circulation of minutes from trustees’ meetings
  • Board meeting preparation, documentation attendance and follow up
  • Meeting coordination, phone calls and correspondence on behalf of the foundation
  • Other secretarial services including maintenance of files and key documentation.

Grantmaking Services

  • Grant scheduling, monitoring and reporting
  • Grant payment instructions
  • Grant receipts
  • Cause area research and investigation
  • Evaluation and measurement.

Grant Application Process

  • Administration of large grant rounds that require template design, advertising, assessment criteria and recommendations to trustees.

Meeting Spaces

  • Book one of four spaces at our Community of Giving offices (East Melbourne) for your meeting or event (maximum capacity 70 people)
  • Videoconferencing facilities
  • Hot desk (pending availability).

Request a quote for bespoke philanthropic services

Contact us below to talk about how we can support you.

Who We Help

We provide infrastructure support to trusts and foundations of varying sizes and at different stages of their giving journey. Whether it’s helping set up your foundation, implementing a workplace giving program or taking care of the admin for you, our services can free up your time to focus on the rewarding experience of giving.


Contact us to find out more about how our fee-for-service options can help you achieve your giving goals.