Grant Guidelines 2023


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

The BWC Charitable Giving Program comprises a variety of ways that BWC and its members can be involved in championing worthwhile causes that support local women – through activities such as goods drives, distribution of a BWC grant, specific fundraising activities and volunteer opportunities.

In the past, BWC has provided grants to a range of organisations and causes in Brisbane and its local surrounds[1], which closely aligns with the BWC Vision, Mission and Values.



BWC will provide one grant of up to $10,000 to an organisation that supports Brisbane (including local surrounds) women in one or more of the following areas and makes an impact by:

  • improving the lives of local women;
  • mentoring and guiding women to achieve equal participation in the social, cultural, economic and political arenas of Australian life; or
  • leadership and advocacy programs around issues affecting women.

Applications for projects with the strongest alignment to BWC’s Vision, Mission and Values will be given preference.

Enquiries or clarifications are welcome – please send to


[1] Local surrounds of Brisbane can include the following regional and city council areas: Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Somerset, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Redland and Gold Coast.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make Brisbane a better place for women to live, work and realise their dreams.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver and support a range of events and initiatives that make positive changes for Brisbane women.

Our Values

Our work will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to:

Unite – we value bringing together women for the common purpose of making positive changes for women in Brisbane.

Uplift– we value improving the quality of women’s lives both personally and professionally.

Uphold – we value supporting women to become stronger, more confident, in control and equal individuals.

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. BWC has always had a strong social justice purpose, and throughout its history, its activities included holding fundraising events for the establishment of the Women’s College at UQ, supporting the development of community kindergartens, actively campaigning for the pension and supporting single mothers.

Today, BWC financially supports a range of organisations, projects and activities aimed at empowering, educating and enabling local women to achieve their potential and greater gender equality.


  1. Applications for The BWC Grant 2023 are open to charitable organisations that are registered with the ACNC and have a valid ABN (however, it is not necessary to be registered for DGR status). BWC Grant will not be awarded directly to an individual.  Applications must be submitted by eligible organisations.
  2. The funds received from the BWC Grant must be spent on projects that support women in Brisbane and local surrounds.
  3. The Grant funding must be spent by 31 December 2024.



BWC Grants will not be awarded to, or for:

  • Political parties;
  • Government entities;
  • Commercial sponsorships;
  • Religious groups (except for projects that support a non-religious purpose);
  • Retrospective requests;
  • Debt retirement, budget deficits, endowments or bequest programs;
  • General fundraising appeals; or
  • Organisations that have received a BWC Grant in the last two (2) years.



All eligible applications will be assessed by the BWC Grants Committee on a merit basis, according to the relevant Guidelines.

BWC reserves the right to offer part funding to successful recipients based on information provided in their application.

Enquiries or clarifications are welcome – please send to

2023 Application process and timeline

Applications for the BWC Grant 2023 will be open: Tuesday 1 August 2023.

Applications must be received prior to the closing date/time: Friday 15 September 2023

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission approximately six weeks after the closing date.

Approved funds will be transferred to the successful applicant shortly thereafter.

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

To apply for the BWC Grant 2023, please complete the application form below and send it to by the closing date above.

Enquiries or clarifications are welcome – please also send to


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 also send to