Encouragement Grant

The primary purpose of the Elm Grove Sanctuary Trust is to offer support, encouragement and hope for all people, irrespective of race or creed, especially when in need. Based upon a deep compassion for all life and respecting the beauty of our natural world, it seeks to draw attention to ways in which we can live more simply, responsibly and harmoniously with our Earth.

The Trust’s Encouragement Grant was established in 2021 in response to COVID-19 impacts on Australian communities and individuals. The grant is a one-off payment of up to $2,000 to support creative projects, or new ventures in their initial stages of development, that align with the principles of the charity. Its aim is to ‘encourage’ people to begin or further develop a project they might not otherwise be able to. The grant may also provide the applicant with links to an appropriate source for mentoring to enable greater progress and success.

Supported projects include, but are not limited to, those in the areas of:

  • art, music and creative skills (especially in the young and in marginalised groups)
  • spiritual values focusing upon hope, compassion and action
  • raising of awareness and education in caring for our planet
  • improving health outcomes (both physical and mental)
  • supportive programs for Indigenous community members, the aged, disabled, and the marginalised.

To apply for a grant please click on the “Apply for a grant” button below, select “I am applying for a grant …” and complete the form. If you have photos that support your application you may email them here.

If you need help with your application, please email us here.

Would you like to nominate someone, who is doing something inspiring and holds a vision for the greater good of society, who may benefit from a Grant? If so, encourage them to apply through this website. Alternatively, click on “Apply for a grant” and select “I am nominating someone …”. You will be asked why you are nominating them. You will also have the option of making an application on their behalf. Or, email us here with their contact details and we will get in touch with them. Please ensure you have their permission to share their details with us.

Donations in support of these Encouragement Grants will enable us to continue to offer them to inspiring people who are making a difference in our world. Your assistance will ensure their creativity is valued and shared widely. All donations are tax deductible and can be made here.

Previous Encouragement Grants

For details of previous Encouragement Grants, click here