Frankston Charitable Fund

The Frankston Charitable Fund was established as a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in 2009.

The fund aims to build capital and generate interest and dividends that provide funding to support the work of Frankston charities through a grants program. The fund capital is preserved in perpetuity and is invested and professionally managed by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. The money that is donated today will stay in the Frankston Charitable Fund corpus forever.

Committee of Management

Frankston City Council appointed three community representatives on the Frankston Charitable Fund Committee 2021-2024 at its Ordinary Meeting on August 30 2021. These are honorary positions for community members who live or work in Frankston City. 

Frankston Charitable Fund Grants

Applications for the 21/22 funding program closed on Tuesday 15 February 2022.

Frankston Charitable Fund Grants supports innovative programs and projects delivered within Frankston that work to improve quality of life by increasing life opportunities and social inclusion.

Applicants will need to demonstrate why the funds are needed and how they will address a community need. Grant recipients must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as covered by Item 1 in the section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and endorsed as a Taxation Concession Charity (TCC).

Applicants for the 21/22 funding program will be notified of the outcome of their submission by July 2022. All applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application. All successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement and submit an acquittal form within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Donations

All donations to the Frankston Charitable Fund are managed by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and proceeds are allocated locally.

You can make a donation securely online via the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation website or phone 9633 0000. Just remember to nominate the Frankston Charitable Fund under donation details. If you would like to discuss any other option, please contact the Frankston Charitable Fund, phone 1300 322 322.

Individual Donations

You can make a regular donation to the Frankston Charitable Fund for as little as $1 or $2 per week or you may choose to make a larger, one-off donation - it's up to you. All donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible and we appreciate any contribution.

Workplace Giving

You may choose to participate in a workplace giving program through your employer and direct your donations to the Frankston Charitable Fund. Workplace giving donations are deducted from your salary before tax, potentially reducing your taxable income. That means you receive a tax benefit immediately rather than having to wait until the end of the financial year. Contact your Payroll Officer to deduct your nominated donation from your gross (pre-tax) salary each pay period.

Frankston Forever

Have you considered a bequest in your Will to the Frankston Charitable Fund? It's a wonderful way of leaving a lasting legacy in the Frankston community. It's a gift that keeps giving and will make a significant difference to the lives of people in need in Frankston.

If you are considering making a bequest to the Frankston Charitable Fund we recommend that you contact us first to discuss your wishes.

Event Support

Another way to support the Frankston Charitable Fund is to host an fundraising event on behalf of the Fund.  If you are interested in hosting an event please contact us to discuss this option.

Contact Us

Frankston Charitable Fund
30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
P.
 03 9633 0033
W. www.lmcf.org.au