2022 Ian Potter Foundation Grant Program

Potter Foundation

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Sector: ChildrenClimate Change
Last date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Country: Australia

Detailed Description

The Ian Potter Foundation is seeking applications from charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours.


  • Fair – Early Childhood Development and Community Wellbeing
  • Sustainable – Environment

Funding Information

  • The Foundation only considers grant applications over $100,000 in this program area and these are usually considered as multi-year grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility of your organization
  • Under the terms of the deed of The Ian Potter Foundation and Australian taxation laws, The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organizations based in Australia with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.
  • DGR requirements
  • There are two distinct types of DGR. This is identified on an organization’s notice of endorsement from the Australian Taxation Office as either a deductible gift recipient item 1 or item 2.
  • The Ian Potter Foundation is limited to funding DGRs where the ‘provision for gift deductibility’ is “item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”. That is, they can only make grants to organizations endorsed as DGR Item 1.
  • The Ian Potter Foundation is a public ancillary fund and cannot make grants to other public ancillary funds (PuAFs) or private ancillary funds (PAFs). If your notice of endorsement as a DGR states the provision for gift deductibility is item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, your organization will be an ancillary fund and therefore not entitled to receive grants from us.
  • An organization’s name or ABN can be used to search the Australian Government’s online Australian Business Register to check details of its DGR and TCC endorsements.

Please also note the following regarding DGR status:

  • Organizations must be EITHER endorsed by the ATO as a DGR item 1, or they must be specifically named in Subdivision 30-B in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 as being a DGR.
  • If an organization uses more than one name (for example, a legal name and a trading name), then any grant application must be made in the name which holds the correct DGR status.
  • Some organizations also hold DGR status only for a fund which they operate, or one aspect of their activities. Applications from such organizations must relate to the fund or activities for which DGR status has been endorsed or approved.


  • The Community Wellbeing program area does not support:
  • Core business
  • Ongoing or recurrent programs
  • Production of DVDs or promotional material
  • Camps
  • The purchase and maintenance of vehicles
  • Capital grants for the construction or refurbishment of buildings
  • Academic research projects not linked to service delivery programs


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