Call for EOIs: William Buckland Foundation – $150k pa for 1-4 years

William Buckland Foundation’s Improving Health grant round is now open, closing on 15 February. Advancement is coordinating an internal selection process to ensure the most competitive projects are submitted.

If your project aligns with one of the impact areas outlined and addresses one or more of the priority outcomes, please populate this form by COB Monday 30 January. Please also notify the MGSE grants team ( as well.

The Foundation is providing funding of up to $150,000 a year, with a mix of short-term (1 or 2 years) and long-term (up to 4 years) available:

Program AreaPriority Outcomes
Improving Health: Raising awareness around key health issues and improving access to health service delivery, along with education in preventative health programs.    • Improving mental wellbeing for young people: Young people are facing significant complexity and challenges; we will support services to allow them to achieve improved mental health and wellbeing 
• Assisting young people with disability as they move towards independence: Support for young people to transition successfully into employment and independent living
• Enhancing local health access: Supporting access to comprehensive health services from an early age, particularly in regional and rural areas.  

WBF are looking for:
– Coalitions and projects that support young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing
– Projects that improve supports and outcomes for young people experiencing mental ill health
– Programs that increase access to tools and resources for young people and their families
– Support for young people with disability that enhances their independence and agency
– Programs or projects that put the child and family at the centre of their health and provide the support to navigate the system


  • Projects need to clearly demonstrate strong alignment to one or more of the three priority outcomes
  • Operate in Victoria and will use the grant for the benefit of Victorians
  • Projects that demonstrate collaboration, scaling up proven models, support regional communities, address youth mental health and support grass roots community activities will be viewed favourably
  • The majority being in the medium-size and term (length of grant) and only a small number of grants at the top end of the scale – consider budgets carefully when applying.