We want to fund you to explore your 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.

Applications have closed for 2021, announcements will be made in the week commencing 31 May. If you have a question, please contact our Grants and Relationships manager, Kate.

Spark Grants are designed to 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 will be looking for ideas that align with our values and share our commitment to partnering with community.

We will award up to six grants of $40,000 each and the program will run 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 you in further exploring and testing the readiness of your idea. At the end of the Spark process, we hope that you will have an informed foundation to build upon to take your idea to the next stage.

Spark Grant recipients will also have the opportunity to use their findings, insights, and learnings to apply for our Discovery Grant round, opening March 2022 to further test their idea.