The Honig Foundation - Application for Funding

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Grants Approved


Total Funding

$ 0

The Honig Foundation is focused on making a difference to individuals and families resident in Australia.

The foundation also seeks to encourage innovative ‘start-up’ solutions to the challenges facing disadvantaged individuals and families in our community.

The Honig Foundation is focussed on making a difference to individuals and families’ resident in Australia. The foundation also seeks to encourage innovative “start-up” solutions to the challenges facing disadvantaged individuals and families in our community rather than funding for well established programs.

The “disruptor” business model that seeks to deliver services differently, more efficiently to more people may provide inspiration to charitable organisations to reimagine how they can do things better and in ways that are sustainable. It may also, if successful, become a model to other organisations operating in the same space.

As with many start-ups not every new idea will work but we hope to provide the incentive and support to try something different. We are particularly interested in supporting initiatives that make recipients more self-reliant, thrive and improve their life. Pilot projects are also supported.

To be eligible for funding your organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Type 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)*
  • Endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC)*
  • Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission

*You can check your DGR and TCC status by going to the Australian Government’s Australian Business Register website at

The Honig Foundation supports and funds projects, initiatives and programs that:

  • Directly benefit individuals or families in Australia who are disadvantaged or underprivileged.
  • Have goals which are in-line with at least one of the focus areas of the Foundation:

      • Physical and Mental Health

    Providing Australians in need access to health services that will improve their quality of life.

      • Education and Training

    Providing opportunities and access to education and training that may provide a turning point to improve lifelong outcomes to individuals and families

      • Necessities

    Making available the necessities of life – safety and accommodation, food and clothing – that will improve the quality of life for those in need.

      • Paid Work

    Providing disadvantaged Australians access and opportunities for paid work in its various forms, such as: full-time or part-time employment, starting and running a business or working as a contractor. 

      • Cultural

    Providing disadvantaged Australians (individuals or families) access to cultural experiences that will enrich their lives.

  • Are innovative – takes a new approach to solving problems.
  • Maximise impact on individuals or families. 
  • May have the potential for expansion and/or replication.
  • Provide measurable outcomes, evaluation and performance. 
  • Pilot projects that may lead to the rollout of more sustainable long-term projects 
  • Projects that may deliver a lasting impact beyond the funding period
  • May lead to individuals or families becoming self-sufficient/ self-reliant in the future
  • Provide evidence that the project/initiative addresses a need and it appropriately responds to that need.
  • Provide in-kind or monetary contribution by the successful grant applicant.
  • Provide evidence that the applicant has the knowledge, resources, and capacity to deliver what is proposed.
  • Provide a funding report at the conclusion of the project/initiative/program or one year from funding approval, whichever comes first.

The following applications are not eligible for funding by The Honig Foundation: 

  • DGR2 charities
  • Political activities such as lobbying or policy advocacy
  • Projects for public policy development 
  • Advancement of Religion(s)
  • Administration and operating costs such as marketing and utilities
  • Retrospective support of existing programs/ projects
  • Initiatives that promote animal welfare/rights
  • Initiatives that support special interest groups or causes
  • Health research
  • Overseas charities and causes

Funding is awarded for a period of up to one year and range from $5,000-$250,000, however, multi-year funding may be considered in special circumstances.

Organisations that meet The Honig Foundation eligibility and funding criteria are invited to submit an initial online Grant Expression of Interest Form.

The Foundation currently has five priority areas of focus, see above.

Applications will be assessed through a two-step process:

    1. Expression of Interest: verifying the organisation and initiative meet the eligibility and funding criteria based on the grant enquiry form. 

      A decision on which organisations will be invited to submit a full funding proposal will be provided within four weeks of the closing date.

      The next round of Grant Expression of Interest will be announced on our social media platforms.

    2. Full Funding Proposal: applicants will be assessed against the funding criteria. Full application closing dates: four weeks from invitation to complete the full application and no later than 28 August 2023.

      Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of their application.

The Honig Foundation will not consider applications submitted beyond the closing date.
Applicants may be required to meet with The Honig Foundation director(s).

Who We Support

Below are the community organisations that have received support from the Honing Foundation:

The Honig Foundation acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

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