The Foundation supports organisations with a one-off grant of up to $100,000 to invest in a program or initiative in line with its values, vision and mission.
ABOUT THE EASTERN STAR FOUNDATION
Dignity, independence and hope
To empower those who enhance the quality of life for the ageing communities in Queensland.
Provide financial assistance to help initiatives become a reality for charities who care for Queensland’s ageing communities, support their independence, and who are committed to helping them live well.
The Eastern Star Foundation aims to support program / initiatives that support the ageing communities in Queensland (i.e. people aged over 65), in particular, those who suffer from mobility issues, sickness or disease to improve and enhance their quality of life.
The program / initiative must help older people to:
- remain independent;
- practice choice;
- participate in their community;
- have a support network;
- experience healthy ageing.
The Foundation targets and funds program / initiatives which:
- there is limited access to other funding; or
- has a funding gap that needs to be filled for the program / initiative to proceed; or
- for an essential service to continue
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Foundation’s theory of change which has been detailed and outlined here.
Applicants must be an organisation operating in Queensland for the benefit of Queensland and Queenslanders. Additionally, the organisation must be:
- a registered charity with Charity Tax Concession status; and
- be a Deductible Gift Recipient – Item 1 (DGR 1).
Exclusions and limitations
All projects must:
- be based in Queensland and be for the benefit of Queensland and Queenslanders. There may also be a broader benefit to Australians arising from the program or initiative.
- be an evidence-based program / initiative that help older people to remain independent, practice choice, participate in their community, have a support network and experience healthy ageing.
The Foundation will not fund:
- projects outside of Queensland;
- applications submitted on an organisation’s behalf by an auspice organisation;
- retrospective or deficit funding;
- general fundraising appeals;
- recurrent administration costs;
- promotion of religion;
- political organisations;
- direct grants to individuals, including travel expenses, personal study or attendance at conferences;
- charities who directly support animals unless the animals provide assistance for older people with a disability within the aged community (e.g. registered assistance dogs);
- the same project previously funded within the last three years*
- a previously declined project*
* Unless by invitation following discussions with Eastern Star Foundation.
Applications open: Monday 3 October 2022
Applications close: 5pm AEDT, Thursday 1 December 2022
Notification of outcome: 10 February 2023
Grants awarded: From 13 February 2022 onwards
How to apply
Register for the Australian Communities Foundation Grants Portal. If you already have an account through Australian Communities Foundation, please use your existing username and password. Make sure to note your username and password as you will be able to save and continue the form at a later date.
Don’t forget to submit your application before the closing date: 5pm AEDT, Thursday 1 December 2022.
Please note: All applications must be submitted in full with all supporting documentation by 5pm on the closing date. Any incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm will be treated as ineligible.