Grant Guidelines 2020

Round 2


Please read carefully to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and guidelines. 

In 2020, BWC will provide a second round of one or multiple grants of up to $5,000 to organisations that support Queensland women in one or more of the following areas:

  • providing projects or support aimed at improving the lives of women
  • mentoring and guiding women to achieve equal participation in the social, cultural, economic and political arenas of Australian life
  • exercising leadership around issues affecting women
  • providing projects for women that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Round 1, BWC provided a grant to Good Samaritan Housing to provide vulnerable women and children living in transitional crisis accommodation with opportunities to build living skills helping them transition to independent living in the community. For more information see:

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Our Vision

An equal and inclusive society for women.

Our Purpose

To advance opportunities for women so they may participate equally in society.

Our Mission

To create a community of women, women’s organisations, and those supporting the advancement of women to instigate change for equality through policy, partnerships and philanthropy.

Our Values

We understand the importance of CONNECTION for women and actively work to instigate connections that will add value to all parties. It is through COLLABORATION and working positively together with our partners, our members and within our organisation, that BWC will effect change. We will foster and nurture a diverse and inclusive COMMUNITY where everyone is treated equally. We work with CARE to achieve outcomes that are in the best interest of women.

Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) was founded in 1908 by Margaret Ogg, an extraordinary woman with a passion for improving the lives of Queensland women. Operating continuously for more than 109 years, BWC has always had a strong social justice purpose; it was a key driver and fundraiser for the establishment of the Women’s College at UQ, and actively campaigned for the pension and support for single mothers.

Today, it financially supports a range of organisations, projects and activities aimed at empowering, educating and enabling Queensland women to achieve their potential.

In the past, BWC has provided grants to a range of organisations and causes in Queensland, including Suited to Success, Yalari Indigenous Scholarships, Women’s Legal Service, Friends with Dignity and for ovarian cancer research.

In 2019, BWC supported A Brave Life to run a mentoring program providing peer support to teenage and young mothers completing their high school education.

Eligibility for BWC Grant 2020 (Round 2)

  1. Applications are open to charitable organisations that are registered with the ACNC and have a valid ABN.
  2. The project funds must be spent in Queensland with all grant funds going to help women in Queensland.
  3. Project funding must be spent by 31 December 2021.



Grants will not be awarded to, or for: individuals; political parties; government entities; commercial sponsorship; religious groups (except for projects that support a non-religious purpose); retrospective requests; debt retirement, budget deficits, endowments or bequest programs; or general fundraising appeals.


Selection of BWC Grant 2020 (Round 2) Recipient

All compliant applications will be assessed by the BWC Grants Committee on a merit basis, according to the BWC Grant Guidelines 2020.

BWC reserves the right to offer part funding to successful submissions.

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2020 Application process and timeline

Two funding rounds will be available:

Round 1: will be open from 15 April 2020, closing time 5pm 13 May 2020 (closed)

Round 2: will be open from 5 October 2020, closing time 5pm 30 October 2020


All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission approximately one month after the closing date.

After project completion, we request that the successful applicants provide a brief report on completion so that we can share with the BWC members, who have made this donation possible, and include in the BWC Annual Report.


We encourage your application. Please download the application form.


To apply, please complete the application form and send it to by the closing times stated above.

Enquiries or clarifications are welcome – please send to