The three grant categories are explained below:

Research Award

This award targets applicants with appropriate research qualifications, who are employed by an Australian host institution, at which they will conduct the proposed research project. The host institution can be a university, a university-affiliated research centre or institute, or an appropriate independent research centre or institute.

In 2018, the Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund will make one award of $55,000 to fund research to advance the health, wellbeing and life experiences of people with a disability, in particular people with an intellectual disability.

Inclusive Research Award

In 2018, the Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund will make one award of $15,000 to fund an inclusive research project to advance the health, wellbeing and life experiences of people with a disability, in particular people with an intellectual disability.

This award targets applicants with appropriate research qualifications, who are employed by an Australian host institution. The host institution may be a university, a university-affiliated research centre or institute, an appropriate independent research centre or institute, or a non-profit organisation which regularly undertakes research.

This award is also open to postgraduate students conducting a Masters or PhD programs of research at an Australian university, under the supervision of suitably qualified supervisors.

Non-Profit Organisation Award

This category targets non-profit organisations in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, such as sporting, artistic, cultural or music organisations. The aim of this award is to encourage non-profit organisations to consider how they could directly include people with a disability (especially people with an intellectual disability) within their current work and practice.

Non-profit organisations may request a grant to develop and/or run a project that would enable them to expand their current activities and better engage with people with a disability, or to fund the purchase of specialist equipment to allow them to include people with a disability. Disability-specific non-profit organisations may also apply for innovative projects that enhance social inclusion for people with a disability, but ongoing programs of service delivery will not be funded.

In 2018, the Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund has a total pool of $25,000 available within this category.  Non-profit organisations are invited to apply for up to maximum amount of $25,000.

Please visit the Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund Apply  webpage to download the relevant application form.

Completed application forms along with any supporting documentation must be submitted using the online submission form (also located on the Apply  webpage). The complete application (including any supporting documentation) must be uploaded as one file (preferably as a PDF file, however Word files are also acceptable). Please note that file size cannot exceed 5MB.

Applications must be uploaded via the online submission form by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 20 April 2018. No applications will be accepted after this time.

Key dates for 2018 Grants Round: 

  • Round opens on Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Round closes at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 20 April, 2018
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email, no later than Monday 28 May, 2018
  • Funding for approved grants will commence on Monday 18 June, 2018
 

If you have any further questions that have not been clarified in the relevant application guidelines document for the grant you are applying for, please contact us for more information.