About Crescent Community Grants
Crescent Community Grants is an open-source competition that will enable any entity – whether private sector, third sector or group of individuals – to apply for funding of up to $30k from Crescent Foundation.
Our strategic objectives include
To support and fund initiatives that have a catalytic impact on the target segment
To inspire others to act in a catalytic manner
To catalyse funding from a wider section of partners, institutions and donors
A breakdown of the $100k prize
The Hon. Professor Bob Carr
Ms Samira Baqatada
Mr Affy Bhatti
Dr Sayd Farook
A summary of the selection criteria
Causes – Funding initiatives related to Refugees, Homelessness, Islamic art and culture or Civics, youth and democracy – initiatives outside of this core mandate may be funded if they are seen to be unanimously and overwhelmingly deserving by the Board.
Organisations – Must be set up as an organization prior to receipt of funding. Individuals may apply as a group so long as they can demonstrate that they are able to set up an entity to deploy the funding upon receipt.
Australian - Only for Australian registered entities
Board's Ultimate Discretion - While the criteria are utilised by the board, the board reserves the right to chose outside of these criteria where they believe there are projects that are more deserving as the board sees fit.
What are we looking for
We are looking to spark and accelerate the change-makers of tomorrow. You might just have a rough proposition, but you know you can do it because you’ve done awesome stuff before. We want to be the catalysing force that backs you to make that decisive transformation that will change the condition of your target segment.
We’re looking at individuals, groups, teams and organisations who will use our funding to catalyse other funding, preferably sustainable sources such as generating revenue through the sale of goods or services.
We’re looking at teams that will be a catalytic force on the target segment and not just solve the immediate symptom.
We’re looking for role models that will inspire the future generation of change-makers.