The AET Discretionary Grants Program brings together charitable trusts, where the founding donor has requested us to make granting decisions on their behalf. Through this program, we seek and value genuine philanthropic partnerships with the not-for-profit sector.
Thank you for your interest in AET Discretionary Grants SME Stabilisation Fund. You can register your interest for our 2021 funding program by completing the expression of interest form below and we will alert you when the funding program reopens in early 2021. We encourage you to consider our funding strategy and guidelines before completing and submitting the outline of your project.
Our charitable grants committee oversees the discretionary grants program. The Committee includes AET and IOOF employees, as well as an independent philanthropy expert.This committee meets quarterly to:
More information on our approach to funding and insights from our funding partners can be sourced here.
Our discretionary grants committee works with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation to help guide our approach to grant making and evaluation. Every three years we revisit our Theory of Change and grant making strategy. We continually test the assumptions we make about our approach to philanthropy in the spirit of fostering trust and learning more about the challenges and opportunities that our not-for-profit partners and the sector faces.
Our current and future funding strategies are:Learning for Impact (2016 - 2019)
For more information about the Learning for Impact program, download our full report here. This comprehensive report reflects on three years of delivering the program, assessing the effectiveness of Learning for Impact grants and seeking to explore the following:
Through this Fund, we will invest in a portfolio of not-for-profit partners. Our aim is to support not-for-profit partners that are building their organisational capacity and effectiveness, in particular those looking to:
Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment
Manager Charitable Services
Senior Trust Officer – Philanthropy and Social Investment
Estate Planning Lawyer