Wayward Woman Giving Fund (WWGF) aims to raise and distribute funds to Victorian non-profit organisations and individual projects that support and benefit our four key areas: 

1. Women - Education, economic justice, violence against women, women’s civic and political participation, women’s health, housing, culture. 

2. Children - Education, child safety, housing, culture, health.

3. The Arts - Cultural Community Development - The cultural sector and the community working together to create projects that benefit the community.

4. The Environment - Environmental groups focusing on local issues.

  • In 2024, the WWGF grant process will run from March – September. 
  • This is generally the annual timeframe, however specific information on the upcoming grant round will be listed prior to the round opening.
  • In 2024, we will offer up to $$$ to four Victorian projects (organisation or individual).
  • By giving members the opportunity to vote for projects and see the impact of grants first-hand, WWGF creates a meaningful giving experience.
  • Please read the Grant Guidelines form, which you can download below, to ensure that your organisation is eligible to apply and that your project meets our guidelines.
Wayward Woman Giving Fund WWFG) is a subsidiary of the Society of Australian Punk Inc. (SOAP).
SOAP is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
  • Wayward Woman Giving Fund (WWGF) awards a yearly grant to four organisations that focus on and benefit one of our four key areas (See Grant information above). 
  • All organisations must have Not-for-profit or Charitable status – i.e., an incorporated association or an organisation that is registered as a charity with the Australian Charity and Non-Profit Commission (ACNC).
  • In certain cirsumstances, WWGF may also donate to individuals who are creating projects that focus on one of the four key areas.
  • It is a requirement that all individual projects are to be auspiced by a non-profit organisation. *
  • Overseas registered charities are not eligible.
*What is Auspicing?
  • ‘Auspice’ means to provide support, sponsorship or guidance. 
  • From this word we get the words ‘auspicee’ being the group or person that needs support and ‘auspicor’. 
  • Auspicor is the entity that provides the support to the auspicee.
  • This arrangement is commonly used in the not-for-profit sector to help community organisations access funding when they do not satisfy requirements of grant funding.
  • A very typical situation is where an organisation or individual does not have a not-for-profit or charitable status and will work with an auspicor who has this status to apply for certain funding.
  • The auspicor will apply for the grant and receive the funds into their account. They will have responsibility for managing the funds and acquitting the grant however the auspicee will most likely lead on the implementation of the project/activities.
  • Our Grant Round process commences with eligible organisations or individuals completing an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. The Grants Committee that is made up of members of our giving circle will review and evaluate those expressions of interest.
  • A select number of organisations will then be invited to submit a full grant application. 
  • The final grant applications will be assessed and evaluated. We will then deliver information on a short number of finalist projects to the Wayward Woman Giving Fund members for review and voting.
  • At our Gala Event that is held at each year, the results of the voting will be announced, and the successful applicants will be presented with their grant.
The indicative timelines for 2024 are as follows:

  • 1 March: 1st grant round opens.
  • 31 March: 1st grant round closes.
  • April: Grants assessed.
  • May: Selected organisations invited to submit a full application (2nd stage).
  • Early June: 2nd Stage grant applications due.
  • July: Assessment and confirmation of grant applications.
  • August: Members vote on grant finalists.
  • September: Announcement of recipients at our Gala event.