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Education Grant Round

At the Eureka Benevolent Foundation, we believe investing in education is one of the most powerful ways to create positive change and impact. That’s why we’re excited to invite expressions of interest for our education grant round.

We’re looking to partner with an ambitious and innovative not-for-profit organisation who believes their work can systemically improve outcomes for school-age children experiencing disadvantage.

This may be in the form of improved educational outcomes, systems change, policy change, or in building a robust evaluation or dataset in the field of education. We welcome ideas in the form of a program, sector initiative, research or in the field of advocacy.

Grant funding

We will award one or more grants of up to $500,000 per year for three to five years. A total grant pool of $2.5 million is available over the five-year period.

How to apply

Applications are closed for the 2023 education grant round.

Education grant guidelines

Download our education grant guidelines to learn more about the opportunity, timelines, selection criteria and read our FAQs.


Grant applicants must be organisations registered as a Tax Concession Charity and registered under Schedule 1 as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DFR1) in Australia to be eligible to apply.

Grant selection panel

To support the grant round, we have appointed a grant selection panel made up of subject matter experts in the field of education. This panel will play a leading role in determining which proposal/s are most likely to achieve systemic change for school age children and provide recommendations to the Eureka Benevolent Foundation Board for funding.

Meet Our Partners

We are proud to have partnered with many organisations over the years to improve educational outcomes in Australia. Read on to get a sense of the projects we have recently invested in:

Eureka Benevolent Foundation is proud to partner with the Getting it Right from the Start research project by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. With an aim to help children ‘keep up’ so they don’t have to ‘catch up’, teachers provide evidence-based targeted support to children’s learning needs.

We have a long-standing partnership with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. In 2023, they released the Overcoming Disadvantage in Early Childhood Study with the Australian Council for Educational Research. It is an evaluation of their early language and literacy program that demonstrates their valuable work has closed the oral language and early literacy learning gap for children in marginalised communities in the year before school.