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Newman’s Own Foundation Grant supporting Australian Youth in Areas disadvantaged by Natural Disasters

Newman’s Own Foundation Grant supporting Australian Youth in Areas disadvantaged by Natural Disasters

Deadline: 4 March 2019

Newman’s Own Foundation is seeking applications from organisations to provide support for youth in regional and rural areas disadvantaged by drought and/or other natural disasters.


Due to the ongoing strain and pressure many communities are facing, these grants will support programs that improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of young people and help them build resilience for the future.

Focus Areas

The Foundation will address areas of disadvantage through grants that:

  • Improve access to educational, arts and sports programs;
  • Build capacity for mentoring and mental health counselling;
  • Facilitate access to medical services and facilities;
  • Address access to fresh food and nutrition;
  • Provide experiences outside the community via excursions and camps.

Funding Information

Grants ranging between $30,000 to $75,000 (AUD).

Eligibility Criteria

Funding Criteria for Australian Charities:

  • Organisations applying for a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation must be a registered charity with ATO Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and ATO Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) status, and receive minimal Government funding. Although there are 700,000+ community or non-profit organisations in Australia, only 57,000 are charities and approximately 20,000 of those have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
  • Grants from Newman’s Own Foundation must be spent on a project run by an Australian charity, which is expected to commence the year following the receipt of funding.
  • Newman’s Own Foundation supports organisations and programs in the following focus areas that continue Paul’s legacy of giving and create opportunities for long-term impact.


  • Encouraging Philanthropy: Organisations that promote the practice of philanthropy and/or rely on philanthropic support to fulfill their missions.
  • Children with Life-Limiting Conditions: Organisations enhancing the quality of life for children with life-limiting medical conditions, and/or for whom the experience of childhood has been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control.
  • Empowerment: Organisations that empower people to overcome extraordinarily adverse circumstances, and/or provide equal access to human rights and contribute to the development of a civil society.
  • Nutrition: Organisations implementing model solutions to issues of hunger and nutrition for underserved communities.


Newman’s Own Foundation Generally Does Not Fund

  • Organisations that discriminate on any basis
  • Specific religious activities or beliefs
  • Lobbying or political activities
  • Major research projects
  • Any litigation that is underway, contemplated, or completed
  • Direct grants to individuals
  • Multi-year grants requiring recurring budget expenditure
  • International travel or individual travel/study grants.

Additional Information

Shortlist Notification: Successful applicants will be notified by 17 May 2019 via email from Newman’s Own Foundation in the USA if their organisation has been shortlisted for the opportunity to apply for a grant and application documents will be forwarded electronically. They will need to complete the application and submit it with all relevant material by the 17th June 2019.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email before 17th June 2019. Please note that the final funding decisions are made in the USA and the Foundation does not enter into discussions regarding the selection process.

Funds will be made available in October 2019.

Evidence of taxation deductibility: As the Foundation is bound by the requirements of the USA Department of Internal Revenue, EOIs will only be accepted from charitable organisations with current Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. If applicants are uncertain of their organisation’s DGR status, their authorised representative can contact the ATO for confirmation on 1300 130 248.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ form given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://paulnewmansown.com.au/overview/

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