Mercy Foundation’s Grants to End Homelessness – Australia
The Mercy Foundation’s Grants to End Homelessness are available for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that will contribute to the goal of ending homelessness by supporting permanent housing, housing first and permanent supportive housing solutions.
This Opportunity inviting Projects developing Digital Health Applications. Deadline to Apply: 9 Dec 2022
Flexible Funding and Organisational Support for Young People engaged in Development Work
Grants are available for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that will contribute to the goal of ending or preventing homelessness. The focus this year is ending or preventing women’s homelessness. The Mercy Foundation also prioritises projects that end chronic homelessness.
Chronic homelessness is defined as an episode of homelessness lasting 6 months or longer or multiple episodes of homelessness over a 12 month period or more. People who experience chronic homelessness are likely to have ‘complex needs’, which usually means that they have one or more of the following:
traumatic brain injury
serious physical health problems
history of abuse or trauma
Grants range from $5,000 up to $50,000, with grants likely to be averaging $20,000 – $30,000.
Applications are accepted from not-for-profit community-based groups or organisations (not individuals) within Australia. The Mercy Foundation will only accept one application per organisation in any given year.
Organisations applying for funds must have a visible and accountable management structure that includes community representatives.
Organisations applying for funds must be not-for-profit and therefore exempt from income tax but are not required to have Deductible Gift Recipient status.
Applications are accepted for projects run wholly within Australia by organisations based in Australia.
Criteria for suitability of projects to apply for grants are derived from the aims and objectives of the Mercy Foundation and the criteria for the grants programs.
Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to implement the project.
Applicants must display competency in the field of the projects or have included appropriate capacity building in the project design.
For more information, visit https://www.mercyfoundation.com.au/social-justice-grants/grants-to-end-homelessness/