Spark Grants are designed to help you or your organisation explore a big idea, the one that’s taken up residence in the back of your head. An idea that could change the way we respond to mental health, shift us from response to prevention, or strengthen individual or community capability to build better mental health and wellbeing for the South Australian community.

Spark Grant recipients have been selected for 2021 and will have the opportunity to use their findings, insights, and learnings to apply for our Discovery Grant round, opening to the public in March 2022 .
In the meantime if you’d like to know more about the Fay Fuller Foundation’s priority areas and granting structure please contact our Grants and Relationships manager, Kate.

Spark Grants create space for innovation by providing funding and resources for the exploration and development of an idea or response to mental health and or wellbeing in your community or for the people you support. The FFF adopts a holistic approach to mental health that is strengths based, wellbeing focussed and cognisant of complex social determinants. We look for ideas that align with our values and share our commitment to partnering with community.

We award up to six grants of $40,000 each every two years and the program runs for a period of 9 months. In addition to seed funding, the Fay Fuller Foundation provides access to curated online resources, capability development, and the support and expertise of the Foundation team and broader network to assist in exploring and testing the readiness of the ideas. At the end of the Spark process, we hope that partners will have an informed foundation to build upon to take their idea to the next stage.

Spark Grants are awarded on a bi-annual basis, the next round will open in March 2023, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up to date.