Grant Guidelines

28 Jul 21

OneFortyOne Community Grants Guidelines

We believe in regional communities and are committed to supporting the sustainable prosperity of the places where we live and work.

Communities are flexible, and so is our grant program.

We invite community members, groups and organisations from areas where we operate to approach us directly for support for grants up to $5,000 via the online application portal. We accept applications all year round and review applications as they are received.

In Australia we operate in the Green Triangle region, an area that covers both South Australia and Victoria. In New Zealand we are work in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, located at the top of the South Island.

Objectives of the Grants Program

OneFortyOne supports the communities, services, activities, and environment that make our regions vibrant and healthy.

Our objectives nurture People, Ideas, Nature and Education.

A grant application can demonstrate meeting one or more PINE objectives.

P: People. Promoting individual and community wellbeing and safety

This objective supports the people, services and activities that make our regions vibrant, healthy and safe. The types of initiatives this covers includes health and wellbeing, community networks, events and sporting activities.

I: Ideas. Contributing to culturally vibrant and sustainable communities

This objective supports the development of regionally based ideas that build the liability, sustainability, and prosperity of our regions. We want to support creative ideas, innovation, and talent. The types of initiatives that would meet this objective include arts festivals, concerts, multi-cultural understanding, and celebration as well as science and technology initiatives.

N: Nature. Rejuvenating our natural environment.

The ecosystem where we live is essential to the health and quality of life for all living things. OneFortyOne is a nature-based business, and we take the responsibility seriously. Through this objective we will support initiatives that repair, care for and protect our natural environment. Examples of projects that would meet this objective include environmental citizen science, environmental restoration and community rubbish clean ups.

E. Education. Supporting education and training

Through our grants program we will support child care centres, preschools, schools, other education providers, teachers and students to empower them with skills and resources to implement initiatives that will help students thrive. Examples of initiatives that meet this objective include student resources, support for student wellbeing, school gardens and educational resources.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for funding, grant applicants must submit a short application via the online portal that outlines:

  • Details of the funding request; and
  • How the initiative will meet our PINE objectives.

The application must also demonstrate the following:

  • Have a good prospect of longer-term viability and positive social impact.
  • Involve partnerships or leverages financial and/or in-kind contributions.

To be eligible to apply for a OneFortyOne Community Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a school, charity or a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Organisations must be in the Green Triangle Region of South Australia and Victoria or in the Nelson, Tasman or Marlborough regions of New Zealand.
  • Applications must have a focus on OneFortyOne’s local communities and have a purpose that benefits the community, not an individual.
  • Applicants must have complied with requirements of previous completed grants.

Other factors that influence the final decisions for funding include:

  • OneFortyOne will seek to find a balance of projects both from a geographical and PINE objective perspective.
  • Supporting as many local organisations as possible and providing opportunities for new and emerging organisations and communities.
  • In-kind support and other funding provided.
  • Supporting a variety of organisations, community outcomes and community target groups.

Activities which will not be funded

What will not be funded is the following:

  • commercial activities and organisations.
  • business-related conference or exhibition sponsorship as well as industry social activities.
  • fundraising activities, competitions, prizes and award exhibitions.
  • organisational core operating costs such as funding for permanent employees, insurance and utilities.
  • projects that duplicate existing services and programs.
  • projects with a sole religious or political purpose.

Application Dates

Raising funds for community projects, learning opportunities, the arts, sports programs and environmental activities, can be difficult. Especially in regional communities.

Yet despite these challenges, many community groups are incredibly resourceful and have a lot of community support. Often, a small funding boost can kick start a project, fill a gap after local fundraising options are exhausted and support the work of volunteers.

OneFortyOne acknowledges that organisations may not be able to pre-empt funding needs months in advance. Therefore, OneFortyOne facilitates applications all year round.


OneFortyOne will accept applications for any amount up to $5,000.

Assessment Process

After we have received your application:

  • You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application
  • A OneFortyOne panel will review your application for eligibility.
  • Ineligible applicants will be notified that their application is ineligible
  • Successful applicants will be contacted via email outlining funding amount and any terms and conditions.

Long Term Partnerships

OneFortyOne has several long-term partnerships. These arrangements are made separately, outside of the online application portal. To find out more about our long term partnerships visit our website or contact


Who is eligible to apply for a OneFortyOne Community Grant?

OneFortyOne welcomes applications from a wide range of local charity and not-for-profit community groups including:

  • Environmental/conservation groups
  • Local schools
  • Sporting organisations
  • Youth organisations
  • First Nations/Māori (iwi/hapū) organisations and groups
  • Local charities
  • Other local

What events/activities will not be funded?

Grants will not be available for:

  • Individuals.
  • Commercial activities and organisations.
  • Projects not based in OneFortyOne’s operation regions of the Green Triangle in South Australia and Victoria or Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. New Zealand.
  • Fundraising activities, competitions, prizes and award exhibitions.
  • Industry sporting events such as golf days.
  • Organisational core operating costs such as funding for permanent employees, insurance and utilities.
  • Projects that duplicate existing services and programs.
  • Projects with a sole religious or political purpose.

What kind of things can I apply for?

To get an idea about the types of applications that have been supported in the past, visit the website to read about grant recipient stories.

How do I apply?

We accept applications for activities for $5,000 and under via the online application portal.

How do I apply for a grant greater than $5,000?

On occasion OneFortyOne provides one-off grants for more than $5,000. If you are seeking more than $5,000 please send an email to

When can I apply?

Applications are accepted via the website all year round. We review applications as they come through. This process may change depending on how many applications we receive.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.