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Significant and Flagship Grants

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.

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We have two grant rounds each financial year.

Organisations who focus on improving outcomes for youth at risk (primarily aged 15-24 years) can apply directly during our next grant round which runs from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021. 

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Designed to Achieve
Life-Changing Outcomes

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
(over $500k).

A smaller portion of grant funding is also used to support our broader strategy to help:

  • men’s mental and physical health;
  • women’s financial and physical security; and
  • our ageing population.

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:

  • Find a stable home;
  • Build a support network;
  • Contribute to the community;
  • Seek help when needed;
  • Gain an education and skills for the future;
  • Find stable paid or volunteer work.

Watch our whiteboard video to find out more.

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Theory of Change

The Problem We Are Trying to Address

Young people at risk through trauma, disadvantage, social isolation and discrimination, are more likely to have adverse outcomes over the course of their live. These adverse outcomes might include homelessness. not completing school, unemployment, addiction, poor mental and physical health, domestic violence and interactions with the police and justice systems.

If we:

  • Focus our resources and most of our grant funding for at least the next three years to help improve outcomes for youth at risk.
  • Build the right partnerships with other charities and philanthropists whose focus is also young people at risk.
  • Build the capacity of other charities to help enhance their impact management.
  • Support our charity partners to measure their impact and better understand the outcomes being created
  • Share what we learn.

Through:

The support of evidence-based programs and initiatives that help young people at risk to have hope for their own futures and to:
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Find a stable
home
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Build a support
network
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Contribute to
the community
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Seek help when
needed
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Gain an education
and skills for the
future
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Find stable paid
or volunteer
work

Then this will result in:

For youth at risk:
  • Increased confidence.
  • Increased hope for the future.
  • Increased social interactions.
  • Increased community interactions.
  • Re-engagement with education.
  • Actively seeking work.
For other charities:
  • Greater clarity in how impact is created, managed and measured.
  • Improved impact measurement to help improve practice.

And eventually will lead to:

  • Educational attainment (completion of Year 10, 11 or 12, TAFE, apprenticeship or university).
  • Stable employment over time (full-time or part-time).
  • Regular volunteering and community contribution.
  • A stable support network in place.
  • Stable housing.
  • Reduced reliance on government services.
  • Improved health and wellbeing.

Improved Outcomes for Youth at Risk in QLD Over Time

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Want to find out more?

Read our “Background Report and Hand Heart Pocket’s Theory of Change: Improving Outcomes for Youth at Risk in Queensland”

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Supporting our broader strategy

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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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Capacity-Building Grants

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:

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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.

2

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.

3

Funding to establish a proposed framework to measure the outcomes and impact of your program or initiative.

4

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.

5

Funding to procure additional equipment to facilitate growth and expansion within the organisation.

6

You may seek funding to run an evidenced-based start-up or pilot program.

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Does my program or initiative qualify?

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:

  • Have charitable entity status, be registered with the Investment Promotion Authority;
  • Provide a copy of the organisation’s formal constitution;
  • The constitution must include charitable clauses dealing with funds solely for social purpose, member distributions and a winding-up clause.
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Grants We Are Unable to Consider

Hand Heart Pocket is unable to consider grants for the following:

  • Projects outside of Queensland or Papua New Guinea;
  • Applications submitted on your behalf by an auspice organisation;
  • Retrospective or deficit funding;
  • General fundraising appeals;
  • Promotion of religion;
  • Political organisations;
  • Direct grants to individuals, including travel expenses, personal study or attendance at conferences;
  • Charities directly supporting animals, unless the animals provide assistance for people with a disability (e.g. registered assistance dogs).
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Interested in applying for a grant?

Find out how to apply for a grant now!

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