The Trustee for ATC Foundation is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 15 Jun 2018. It is a public ancillary fund covered by Item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Funding Principles

Grantmaking across all program areas is underpinned by the following funding principles:

  • Partnerships
    We encourage collaborations and partnerships that facilitate combining knowledge and resources to achieve a shared goal.
  • A commitment to excellence
    We support organisations, programs and individuals who are outstanding in their field.
  • A focus on prevention
    To maximise the value of our grants, we try to identify and support projects that address the causes of any problems rather than treat the symptoms. Supporting research is fundamental to this approach.
  • Potential for leverage
    Our grants have greater impact when combined with support from other sources. These might include other trusts and foundations, government, business or volunteers.
  • Long-term
    We try to fund projects that will continue to have an impact well beyond the period of our grant. The long term sustainability of the project is an important consideration.




Bid on items in our Racing for the Bushfire Appeal auction, with all proceeds going to NSW communities and livestock affected by this summer’s devastating bushfires.

A further auction item has been added to the ATC Foundation’s Bushfire Appeal – a 2018 oil painting of Black Caviar by renowned artist Dana Richards.

Drought Relief

Most recently, through the ATC Foundation trainers in Nyngan, Trangie, Narromine, Dubbo, Gligandra, Coonamble, Cobar and Cuttabri received bales of hay, Walgett Jockey Club received funds for the provision of water in the worst affected areas and Aussie Helpers received funds to support farmers most in need.


ATC Foundation sells pins, raffle tickets and auctions saddle cloths to raise funds for charitable activities.


Applications are currently closed for grants.

The majority of grants are made in response to applications and/or an expression-of-interest (EOI), although grants may be made in response to a need or opportunity proactively identified by the Foundation.

To send an EOI, please complete the form below and upload a completed Grant Application Form.

Eligibility of your organisation

Under the terms of the deed of the ATC Foundation and the taxation laws, the ATC Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

DGR requirements

There are two distinct types of DGR. This is identified on an organisation’s notice of endorsement from the Australian Taxation Office as either a deductible gift recipient item 1, or item 2.
The ATC Foundation is limited to funding DGR’s where the “provision for gift deductibility” is “item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”. That is, we can only make grants to organisations endorsed as DGR Item 1.
To apply for a Grant through an Expression-of-Interest, please fill out the form below:

We want our community partners to be around for the long-term in order to drive lasting social change. We do this by:

  • Fostering deep, long-term partnerships with our grantees to ensure their future sustainability
  • Building the internal capacity of our grantees with a blend of financial and non-financial support
  • Using the skills and expertise of ATC staff and our social sector partners for the benefit of our grantees
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