2018/19 Theme: youth homelessness


The theme for the 2018/19 grant is Youth Homelessness. We’re looking forward to exploring this topic and learning about some of the factors that contribute to this issue and the great work done by organisations working to address the problem. In 2019 we’ll have four finalists for the major grant to meet and get to know better.

As you know if you've been with us for a few years, we've visited homelessness before, most particularly in 2014 when it was our theme. Our finalists that year were Holy Fools, The Ladder Project Foundation, McAuley Community Services for Women and Open Family Australia - with McAuley Community Services for Women taking out the major grant.


This year we're focusing on the cohort of young people, as well as the theme of homelessness, following the results of our survey conducted early in 2018.

Here’s a fact sheet from Homelessness Australia for some background reading about youth homelessness,  or if you want more detail on homelessness including statistics and stories, have a look at the Council to Homeless Persons website.


The GRANT application process


More information coming soon regarding the grant application process. In the meantime, please contact our committee via with your enquiry.


Do you live in Melbourne? Would you like to support your community, experience something different, learn interesting things and become part of a network of equally involved peers? We’d love you to join our giving circle.

A donation of $1000 or more gives you a vote for one of our final four grant applicants, who have been through a rigorous screening process, and who are vying to receive our high impact grant. Our giving circle operates on a financial year cycle. We will launch our theme mid-year, learn about the theme and meet different organisations in the second half of the year, work through grant applications and decide on a final four in the following first quarter, and then have our big grant award event in the second quarter. 


If you can’t afford $1000, you can band with friends or colleagues to establish a voting syndicate. Or you can use our Regular Giving program to make periodic payments (see below).

Donations are made to the Impact100 Melbourne Fund, a sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, and are tax deductible.


See our frequently asked questions to learn more about how it all works.

Please note that when you donate, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation will share your contact details with Impact100 Melbourne’s committee so that we may thank you and invite you to events. We will not sell your contact details, pass them on or use them in any way unrelated to Impact100 Melbourne.

Regular giving - set up milestone payments

Sometimes, it’s easier to make a commitment when you break your payments down into two $500 payments, or even four $250 payments. Impact100 Melbourne now has a regular giving option through Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Please contact us via email to find out more 

Are you a Private Ancillary Fund?

While PAFs cannot donate directly to Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, you can now become Members and support Impact100 Melbourne and our wonderful grant recipients by filling out our Pledge form and pledging to donate to our chosen charity.

2017 Impact100Melbourne – Private Ancillary Fund Pledge Form (pdf)

2017 Impact100Melbourne – Private Ancillary Fund Pledge Form (Word)

Understanding the issues

Impact100Melbourne is not only about responding to community needs, it is also about educational opportunities for our members. During the year we run several events around the theme of our grant, challenges and successes, and helping us to understand the issues and how funding may bring about significant change.

Donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible

Impact100Melbourne is a named sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation ABN 63 635 798 473

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Vanessa Meachen: 0407 845 665
Rikki Andrews: 0438 288 114

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