The Gwenneth Nancy Head Foundation

The Gwenneth Nancy Head Foundation (the Foundation) was established by Mrs Head to support charitable causes and celebrate the significant scientific achievements of the Late Professor Alan Kenneth Head.

AET PAF Pty Ltd and Mrs Gwenneth Head are the trustees of The Gwenneth Nancy Head Foundation. AET supports Mrs Head in reviewing applications and evaluating the Foundation’s charitable partnerships.

Eligible charities can apply for funding via an expression of interest process aligned with the Foundation’s focus areas.

The Foundation distributes grants annually between April and May and supports:

  1. PhD Award and a bursary in the scientific excellence in the name of the Late Alan Kenneth Head
  2. Charities which promote access to arts and culture with a preference for the Visual arts
  3. Charities that support research and/or the provision of care into the following medical conditions:
    • Arthritis
    • Vision impairment
    • Heart disease, or
    • Cancer

The Foundation will invite applications from suitable organisations for funding up to $30,000 per annum and is currently focussed on funding organisations on an annual basis only.

Funding decisions are made in line with The Foundation’s funding focus areas. We suggest you consider the following steps prior to contacting us directly:

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with The Foundation’s funding focus and identify whether or not your organisational priorities are likely to align with the Foundation’s broad goal.
  • Step 2: Register your interest by completing the expression of interest form.
    Please note: Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, we will only invite a small number of EoIs to apply for funding each year.

To find out more about how we can work with you, please email our Philanthropic Services Team at or call us on 1800 684 672.

For more than 140 years we have been helping Australian individuals, families and organisations give back to the community.

Meet the Philanthropic Services Team

Cesare Silvestri

Philanthropy Manager

Adelaide office

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