Organisations applying for a grant must complete and lodge a Project Notification form. Details must include a précis of the project, how the project relates to the priority area, the amount of funding sought and how it would be used, and the expected outcome of the project. Such notification may be lodged electronically or by hard copy to the Mazda Foundation (at the address on the home page of this website).
The independent Board of Directors will consider each application and identify projects for which further detail will be sought. An agreed contribution will be made to the approved organisation(s) and the successful applicants notified.
If lodging a Project Notification form, please note that:
- the project must fall within the Foundation’s nominated priority area;
- the organisation must be an eligible recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act;
- the project must be consistent with the broader aims and objectives of the Foundation (published on this website); and all areas of the attached form must be completed.
- The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of the Project Notification form, but this should not be seen as in any way indicating that the request for consideration will progress further.
Once the Foundation selects a project for funding, it may seek a detailed submission from the applicant and/or seek to confer with the applicant.
The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation currently has three priority areas of focus, being:
Community based organisations with projects supporting primary producers facing hardship.
Programs addressing literacy and numeracy issues amongst primary school aged children, especially remedial programs for children from disadvantaged areas.