We provide larger grants to charities and organisation’s who trade to intentionally tackle social issues, and who operate in Qld and PNG, to achieve life-changing outcomes. The grants mainly focus on helping to improve outcomes for youth at risk (primarily aged 15-24 years). Organisations can apply directly to Hand Heart Pocket during one of our grant rounds.
Organisations can apply directly during our next grant round which opens on 1 November 2020.
Our Significant and Flagship Grants are designed to achieve life-changing outcomes. The majority of our larger grants focus on helping to improve outcomes for youth at risk (primarily aged 15-24 years).
Grants are classified as either Significant Grants (up to $500k) or Flagship Grants
A smaller portion of grant funding is also used to support our broader strategy to help:
Hand Heart Pocket’s primary philanthropic focus for at least the next three years is to support programs and initiatives that provide a holistic and strength-based approach, which is backed by evidence, to engage young people at risk to have hope for their own futures and help them to:
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Read our “Background Report and Hand Heart Pocket’s Theory of Change: Improving Outcomes for Youth at Risk in Queensland”
In addition to our focus on youth at risk, Hand Heart Pocket’s current Strategy 2018-2024 also incorporates a smaller portion of grant funding for initiatives that support the following:
Men’s mental and physical health – this encompasses any initiatives that support males with their physical and/or mental health or helps males who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness, including those with a disability. It also includes preventative initiatives that encourage males to have positive mental and physical health.
Women’s financial and physical security – this encompasses any initiatives that support females financial or physical security such as domestic violence prevention or that supports females who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness, including those with a disability.
Ageing population – this includes any initiative that supports positive ageing, the health needs of the aged or that assists with meeting the challenges of an ageing population
We also offer Capacity-Building Grants as we understand that organisations may need a hand up at different stages and for different reasons. This may mean providing assistance to an organisation to get them to the next stage or to position their organisation for future success. Examples of capacity building grants:
Funding to establish a Theory of Change which clearly identifies the problem you are trying to help address, how your organisation plans to help address that problem, and what outcomes it hopes to achieve.
Funding to collate evidence to support your Theory of Change – this can include both quantitative and qualitative evidence that your organisation has collected through its current programs and/or evidence collected by other organisations from similar programs and initiatives.
Funding to establish a proposed framework to measure the outcomes and impact of your program or initiative.
Fund a specialist to develop an organisation’s long-term strategy, business plan and governance program to provide a clear path forward into the future.
Funding to procure additional equipment to facilitate growth and expansion within the organisation.
You may seek funding to run an evidenced-based start-up or pilot program.
We support registered charitable organisations or businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems that operate in either Queensland or Papua New Guinea. You must be able to demonstrate that your program or initiative is able to assist Hand Heart Pocket to make progress against its ‘Theory of Change’ to improve outcomes for youth at risk or is in support of Hand Heart Pocket’s current strategy.
Organisation’s that operate in Papua New Guinea must:
Hand Heart Pocket is unable to consider grants for the following:
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