Investing in charities that empower women and girls

100 Women 2021 grant round

At 100 Women we are passionate about our mission to advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls.

The EoI period is now closed for 2021. The Grants Committee is busy assessing the proposals received and we will contact short listed organisations to progress to a full application by the middle of June.

If you are interested in understanding our grant program, please read more in our Grant Guidelines.

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Eligible Organisations

100 Women awards grants to organisations that advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls.

You must be an Australian registered charity with Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This is mandatory and overseas registered charities do not meet this requirement.

Check your Eligibility

Mandatory requirements govern which organisations can receive a grant from 100 Women. Grant applicants must be:

  • Charitable organisations within the meaning of the Charities Act 2013; and
  • Have Item 1 DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status (in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

Grants may also be made to exempt organisations that would be charitable but for their connection with government and which are Item 1 DGRs.


Further, we require organisations to have been operating for at least 36 months.

You can check whether your organisation is a Deductible Gift Recipient (Item 1) and a Charity by looking it up on the Australian Business Register.

2021 Timeframes

The timeframes for 2021 are planned to be as follows:

Late March: Expressions of interest open for 1 month
May: Expressions of interest assessed
Mid June:
 Selected organisations invited to submit a full application
Early July: Grant applications due
July: Assessment of Grant applications
Mid August: Confirmation of grant finalists
Early September: 100 Women giving circle members vote on grants finalists
Mid October: Announcement of successful grant recipients at our Gala event in Perth

We plan to support grants of up to $40,000 to successful organisations. The level of grant support will ultimately be determined by how many members join the giving circle and the funds in the grant pool.

Once the grant round opens, we will welcome short expressions of interest from eligible organisations. The Grants Committee that is made up of members of our giving circle will review and evaluate those expressions of interest. A select number of organisations will then be invited to submit full grant applications. This ensures that the workload involved for grant applicants is kept to a minimum.

The final grant applications will be assessed and evaluated. We will then deliver information on a short number of finalist projects to the 100 Women giving circle for review and voting.

At our Gala Event (planned for mid October 2021), the results of the voting will be announced and the successful applicants will be presented with their grant.

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