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Who does the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust fund?

The Trust provides funding to individuals and not-for-profit organisations. Branches of not-for-profit organisations with a national body may also apply independently.

Applicants are not required to be Chinese or descendants of early settlers. The Trustees encourage members of the Chinese poll tax descendant community and members of the wider community to seek funding from the Trust for suitable projects.

What should we consider when requesting a grant from the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust?

Requests for funding must have:

  • a budget outlining the costs of the project
  • goals and deliverables that are clearly linked to the aims of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust
  • endorsement from a reputable organisation within the Chinese poll tax descendant community
  • evidence that proposal and the organisation you belong to is not-for-profit
  • a letter of support from a referee who can verify the community benefits of your project
  • a declaration of any other funding that has been provided for your project

If funding of more than $5,000 is sought, applications will need to show:

  • evidence of the financial and technical viability of the proposal
  • that funding sought is not the responsibility of central or local government
  • that the proposal does not seek funding for things already funded by central or local government through other channels
  • evidence of other fundraising activities - larger projects need to show support from other sources.

If seeking more than $10,000 a copy of a feasibility study or a business or strategic plan must be provided.