Harcourts Foundation - Australia

Ever since the Harcourts Foundation was launched in August 2008, Team Harcourts throughout Australia have been raising money to provide support that helps, grows and enriches their communities.

Whether an office, business owner, sales consultant or personal assistant, members of Harcourts all over Australia are donating to the Harcourts Foundation. The majority of the contributions are from our Harcourts branches, whose business owners and sales consultants contribute a set donation with every single property they sell. In addition, through salary sacrifice, specially organised fundraisers, and regular prize auctions at corporate events of all levels, all Harcourts members are committed to making a difference.

Since inception in 2008, we have nearly reached the significant milestone of raising over $6,000,000 globally for our local communities. This huge achievement is one of many milestones that the Harcourts Foundation is sure to reach in the years ahead. Thank you all for your incredible support!

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National Coordinator

Apply for a Grant

Step 1
Please read our application criteria to see if your organisation is eligible for a grant.
Step 2
Confirm current round dates
Step 3
We've granted more than $6,800,000 across 1,000 community group applicants.

Recent Grant Recipients

Round 50 Grant Recipients

The Good life Farm Ltd

Victoria
www.goodlifefarm.org

Amount Granted - $4,950

Oz Assist Incorporated

Victoria
www.ozassist.org

Amount Granted - $3,000

Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV)

Victoria
www.downsyndrome.org.au/vic

Amount Granted - $4,247

CareFlight
Tasmania

Tasmania
www.careflight.org

Amount Granted - $4,075

Miracle Babies Foundation Ltd

South Australia
www.miraclebabies.org.au

Amount Granted - $4,000

Henley Surf Life Saving Club Inc

South Australia
www.henleyslsc.com.au

Amount Granted - $3,601

Suited to Success

Queensland
www.suitedtosuccess.org

Amount Granted - $3,000

Save a Horse Australia

Queensland
www.saveahorse.org.au

Amount Granted - $3,000

Meet Our Team

Eligibility & Round Dates

Who is eligible to apply?

The Harcourts Foundation – Legal Status
The Harcourts Foundation is an endorsed tax concession charity and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as of 1 April 2008 (ABN: 60 295 914 068). Being registered as a DGR enables The Harcourts Foundation to receive income tax deductible gifts and deductible contributions.

Under the terms of the Trust Deed of The Harcourts Foundation and Australian taxation laws, The Harcourts Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. Accordingly, please ensure that your organization has BOTH DGR and TCC status before completing an application. (The Australian Government’s Australian Business Register Online (abr.business.gov.au) enables you to search your organisation’s name or ABN to see whether it is endorsed as a DGR and TCC.)

Special note re DGR Status: Your organisation must be EITHER endorsed as a DGR by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), or must be specifically named in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1977 as being a DGR.

  • Activity Being Applied For: If your organisation has DGR status for one part of your activities, your application should only be directly related to that activity.
  • Name of Applicant: If your organisation has more than one name, please ensure the application is made in the name which has the DGR status.
  • Who is Applying for a Grant?: The organisation applying for a grant MUST be the organisation which will run the project for which the grant is being sought.

In order to complete your application, you will need to provide ALL of the following:

  1. A copy of your ‘Endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient’ certificate as issued by the ATO, OR details in which your organisation is named in Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
  2. A copy of your organisation’s ‘Notice of Endorsement for Charity Tax Concessions’ issued by the ATO on or after 1 July 2005. This notice will describe your organisation as a charitable institution, charitable fund, public benevolent institution or health promotion charity.
  3. The item number in which the applicant organisation is named in Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
  4. Confirmation of your Australian Business Number (ABN) where shown on the application form.

Please Note – The Harcourts Foundation cannot make grants to other ancillary funds or to prescribed private funds.

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 organisation will be an ancillary fund and therefore not entitled to receive grants.

What are the application guidelines?

  • Grant applications must be for a specific event, project, item, or initiative.
  • Requests for the event, project, item, or initiative must be scheduled to occur within four months of the upcoming Grant decision meeting date (meetings are held in the month following the end of the quarter).
  • Grants will not be given for items already purchased or events/initiatives/projects already held.
  • If the Grant is not used for the purpose for which it was applied, we will request that you return it so we can provide it to another deserving group.
  • We may ask for supporting documents such as quotes, references etc.
  • If you are a branch of an organisation where another branch has been successful in achieving a Grant from us in the past, this does not mean you automatically qualify for a Grant. Each application will be considered independently based on funds available and circumstances at the time.
  • If you are successful, please do not apply within the next 18 months, as we would like to assist other organisations.
  • You may apply as a national or regional organisation, however your application must be for a specific community event, project, item, or initiative that fits the criteria.

What is excluded?

Please do not submit funding requests for:

  • Individual needs – our focus is on supporting as many people as possible within our communities.
  • Overseas or other travel costs – (individuals or groups) unless a direct community benefit can be shown.
  • Religious, political, lobby causes/activities.

What are the current round dates?

Current Round
  • We are now in Round 51 – (4 August 2021 to 3 November 2021)
  • All applications must be received before 11.59 pm on 3 November 2021
  • Any applications received on 4 November 2021 will be considered in the following round (Round 52)
  • Application status to be advised by 6 weeks from the end of the grant round.
Grant Application Rounds 2021/22:

All applications must be received by the last day of the dates noted below.

  • Grant Round 49 – 4 February 2021 to 3 May 2021
  • Grant Round 50 – 4 May 2021 to 3 August 2021
  • Grant Round 51 – 4 August 2021 to 3 November 2021
  • Grant Round 52 – 4 November to 3 February 2022.

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We have been made aware of people, via facebook messenger, impersonating The Harcourts Foundation, friends or relatives, or other public figures, to solicit people to apply for a “grant” through the payment of an “application fee”.

Please note: the ONLY way to apply for a grant is through our website and we will NEVER ask for an application fee or any kind of payment to apply for a grant. Please forward any suspicious communications to the ACCC’s Scam Watch and to information@harcourtsfoundation.org. If you or someone you know has transferred funds to any parties falsely representing The Harcourts Foundation, please contact your local police.