Building partnerships to empower peoples’ lives

We believe everyone has the capacity to achieve personal empowerment. And there are many organisations and small businesses with personal growth and self-development programs, mentoring/coaching, initiatives and projects making a positive difference in the world of others.

This is where we come in. We’re here to offer financial support, build collaborative relationships and networks with like-minded organisations committed to supporting and teaching those in need the tools and skills to rebuild their lives and achieve personal fulfilment.

Download a .pdf of the grant application

Download Excel file for grant application budget

How it works

Simply click on the link to apply for a grant and complete the application form.

You will be asked to provided information about:

  • your organisation
  • yourself and/or the person responsible for the running of the program (mentoring, project, etc)
  • financial background (e.g. why you need the financial support from us)
  • the programs goals, outline and ongoing support you will provide individuals
  • why you believe your program enables individuals to heal their poverty of spirit
  • budget, including information about other sources of revenue

Once you have submitted your application it will go into the next grant round assessment.

We have two grant rounds per year:

  • Grant Round One – closes on 31st March
  • Grant Round Two – closes on 30th September

The Board of Directors will review each application in the weeks after grant rounds close. Where possible we will organise to meet with applicants (either in person or via video chat) as we prefer to work face-to-face and not make decisions based solely on words and numbers on a piece of paper. This enables us to get a real feel for who you are and what you’re about. Depending on the number of applications, we may meet only with those who are in the top selection group.

Following the grant round review and meetings all applicants will receive a letter with our decision.

If you are successful and receive a grant we ask at the completion of your program to submit an Acquittal Form. This provides us with valuable feedback about the outcome of your program as well as feedback on the process of collaborating with us, plus the option to further promote your successes online with us.

Questions? If you have questions along the way please feel free to visit our terminology page and/or contact us.

Need Support?

If you are finding it all a little overwhelming, give us a call or send us an email, we’re happy to chat. Perhaps you’d like to meet with us and have a coffee before submitting an application?

You can also download a .pdf of the application so you can prepare everything before sending it through.

Selection criteria and funding information

1. Organisation purpose and aims

Organisations must operate personal growth training opportunities in line with our purpose, values and Guiding Principles of the ETREA Foundation.

2. Operational ethos

Operational ethos and standards must meet all legal requirements, including but not exclusive to public liability insurances and OHS requirements.

3. Ineligibility

Organisations whose industry or company’s activities are associated with gambling, unethical behaviours, are harmful to people including Indigenous people, or are harmful to the environment are ineligible to receive grants. Funding will not be granted to religiously affiliated courses, projects, mentoring, seminars or training.

4. Geographic coverage

Grants will be made primarily within Australia.

5. Funding size

Organisations may apply for grants between $2,000 – $10,000.