Open for applications




The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF - is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not for profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training  and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Fund of AusSchol Incorporated, an Australian registered charity, ABN 83 420 919 581.

ASF works with a number of Education Partners and Supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include post graduate university diploma, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialized mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it commissions education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Current Scholarships Available in “Scholarships” & “FAQs”.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

Social Media Grants 2018

Bankwest Foundation

Social Media Grants for NFPs in WA


We are delighted to open the next round of Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia who are looking to develop their social media strategy for long-term impact.

The purpose of the Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants is to better equip charitable not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to communicate via social media channels with the aim of building awareness, fundraising capacity and a strong volunteer workforce. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ongoing social media training, mentorship, development and support throughout 2018.

There are up to 10x $13,000 grants available to WA-based NFPS, which will enable them to participate in a 12 month social media mentoring program delivered by Hancock Creative, an award-winning creative agency who have specifically designed this program - in collaboration with the Bankwest Foundation and ASF - to help not-for-profits in an area they need it most.

Bankwest Social Media Grant

Felicity Vaughan of Lifeline WA, a 2016 grant recipient, said, "The Bankwest Social Media Grant has completely changed Lifeline WA's approach to marketing and fundraising... Our engagement in 2016 increased by more than 260% compared to the previous year. It is results like these that makes us confident that we can grow, engage and reach new audiences. As we grow our social media we believe that we will be able to drive effective results and return on investment."

Bankwest Social Media Grants

Sasha Wasley of Girl Guides WA also said, "The Bankwest Foundation scholarship gave us the tools we needed to address some issues we were having with our membership - including engagement, recruitment and retention. The best thing about the program was that we finished in a position of empowerment - we are now ready and capable of skilfully managing our social/online profiles. The program was an incredibly powerful boost for our online presence that has translated to real growth for the organisation."

Click HERE for more information and to APPLY for a Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grant.

Applications close Tuesday 31st October, 2017 at 8PM AWST.

NonProfit Alliance scholarships

NonProfit Alliance Leadership Hub

100% Scholarships for CEOs and Senior Executives

Applications now open!

NPA Leadership Hub

ASF is delighted to launch a brand new partnership with the NonProfit Alliance (NPA).

NPA's mission is to create a sustainable future for the non-profit and social purpose sector and achieve a more socially aware Australia. They believe that to do this, social purpose organisations need to invest in the capabilities of their leaders, and those who will be leading their organisations into the future. ASF is thrilled to partner with NPA in this mission which so closely aligns with our own.

Together, we're offering CEOs and senior executives of not-for-profit organisations the chance to partake in NPA's immersive Leadership Hub program in 2018. There are three $8,800 scholarships available which will give the recipients 12 months' access to the NPA Leadership Hub, a vibrant, supportive, learning and mentoring network focused on developing the skills and expertise of senior leadership team members of Australia’s NFP organisations.

The Leadership Hub is not a stand-alone course, but a sustained and long-term peer to peer leadership program, that will support you each day with your leadership challenges and opportunities.

If you hold a CEO or senior executive position with a charitable not-for-profit organisation this opportunity is for you!

Click HERE to find out more and apply.

Applications close Friday 17th November, 2017 at 5pm AEDT.

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600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)