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Grant rounds

Next round

The next grant round for grants up to $30,000 will be the last round under the current grants strategy.

Our new 5-year grants strategy will be implemented from FY22.

Full details of the new strategy, types of grants available, and grant rounds will be posted in January 2021.

Round Grant Level Round opens Round closes Notification
Round 1 Up to $30,000 27 Jan 2021 18 Feb 2021
Mid April

Please check your organisation’s eligibility, and read How we grant,¬†our Programs and Applying for a grant to see if your work relates to our current areas of interest.

If you feel that your request is a strong match, please contact our Grants staff with an email request to discuss a potential application well before the closing date of the grant round. Initial consultation with HMSTrust Grants staff is required before you make an application for any of our grant levels.

Applicants should be aware that the likelihood of an unsolicited request being successful is extremely low.

Round 1: Grants – up to $30,000

Grants of up to $30,000 are increasingly approved for requests that help build the capacity and capability of organisations working across HMSTrust’s areas of interest and objectives. Requests can include: strategic business development and marketing, or initiatives that underpin a complex, long-term project including: business planning, scoping, piloting, and evaluation.

  • Available for all programs except for Health;
  • Projects are normally completed within one year, but can extend over a longer period;
  • 2-month turnaround from application closing date to notification.