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2023 Visionary Grants

Our Visionary Grants program aims to unearth and support innovative and new projects that have the potential for large impact in the fight against climate change.

Australian Ethical Foundation
Australian Ethical Foundation

A vision for a better world

In 2023, the Australian Ethical Foundation Visionary Grants program will continue to support early stage projects and ideas that have the potential for large impact in combatting climate change.

Our Visionary Grants program works alongside our Strategic Grants program to ensure we can support a wide array of high impact, effective and innovative climate projects and solutions.

Winners for 2023 have been announced.

Application overview

Program timings
Expressions of Interest

7 August – 1 September 2023 (5pm AEST)

Full Application

2 October – 20 October 2023 (for successful EOI applicants only)

Winners Announced

Early December 2023


Grant details and eligibility criteria
Grant Size

$25,000 - $75,000

Total Grant Pool



Apply for the grant size that will bring the project to life.

Organisation Structure

Applicants must have an ABN, an Australian bank account and be a not-for-profit organisation with relevant documentation to prove it.


Organisations must be based in Australia, but can have their operations conducted overseas.

Project Timings

Projects can run for up to 2 years.


We will prioritise support to early stage projects that need funding for validation or scaling.


A full acquittal report will be due at the end of the project.


 Learn more about how we assess applications.

Contact with any questions.


Focus areas for funding

These focus areas are informed by leading climate research, notably Project Drawdown, to align our funding to effective climate solutions.

Stopping sources of carbon
It’s important we shift domestic energy policies, energy creation and food supply towards cleaner solutions.
Supporting carbon sinks
Carbon sinks provide vast biodiversity benefits for the planet, supporting most ecosystems that underpin life on earth.
Empowering women and girls
Securing gender equality and advancing women’s wellbeing is one of the leading solutions to addressing climate change.
Other areas
We will also consider applicants using these methods to drive broad systems change across our focus areas.

Past grant winners

Australian Ethical acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and recognise and celebrate their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and thank them for protecting Country since time immemorial.

See our Reconciliation Action Plan