Perpetual: Impact Philanthropy Application Program 2020

Perpetual’s Impact Philanthropy Application Program allows philanthropists and Not-for-Profits (NFPs) to connect, and allows NFPs to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities in which they operate.

Past funding has been provided for a wide range of projects at different developmental stages including; pilot and existing projects, capacity building requests and support for early career researchers.

Funding & Duration

Grants are funded to a maximum of $200,000 per application.

As a guide, grants generally range between $10,000 and $100,000. In 2019, the average grant was approximately $70,000.


To be eligible for funding from the trusts and endowments that are managed by Perpetual, organisations must have at least one of the following:

  • Australian Taxation Office Charity Tax Concession status (TCC)
  • Australian Taxation Office Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement and is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Funding to direct individuals is not supported by this scheme. The University is eligible to apply for this scheme, however a maximum number of three applications in total from the University will be accepted for submission.

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

The University of Adelaide is only eligible to submit three applications total. Please contact Research Services and your Head of School as soon as possible if you intend to submit an application.

  • 15 November 2019: an Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted to Research Services for internal assessment.
    • EOI’s should include a short summary of your grant proposal, and a rough budget.
  • 20 November 2019: shortlisted applicants will be notified and provided with a copy of the Institution portion of the application which must be used as provided.
  • 6 December 2019: full applications must be submitted through the online form, and a copy submitted to Research Services.

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