Is my organisation eligible for a grant?

Only Australian registered charitable organisations that hold both DGR Item 1 and TCC status are eligible to apply for a grant.

How much money can we ask for?

The McCusker Charitable Foundation has capacity to make donations ranging from $500 to $5,000,000. Please note that larger donations are usually made to charities that have a long term relationship with the Foundation.

Does a grant include GST?

The McCusker Charitable Foundation makes each donation as a gift and does not receive any material benefit in return for the payment. In making a gift to a non-profit body there is no provision of consideration and consequently the donation does not constitute consideration for a taxable supply and GST should not be applicable.

Can we include administrative costs in our application?

The Foundation recognises that some overhead and administrative costs may be directly attributable to the project being funded. In such cases, the Foundation will consider funding these expenses to a reasonable level.

In the case of large institutions and universities, the Foundation expects that overheads will be provided as an in-kind contribution.

When do we find out if we are successful?

All grant applications are considered by the Directors throughout the year from February until November. Successful recipients will receive an email between 1-4 weeks from submission of request. If you have not received a response within 4 weeks of submission, your application falls outside our present funding priorities.

Do you provide feedback if the application is unsuccessful?

The Foundation is run by a very small team. Due to the large number of applications received, it is not possible to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Modern Slavery Policy
The McCusker Charitable Foundation is committed to addressing modern slavery in its operations. This commitment extends to encouraging effective and sustainable practices in all its activities and business relationships in a manner that minimises and mitigates risks of modern slavery.