The Betty Ward Foundation

The Betty Ward Foundation was established by the Late Evelyn Betty Ward in 2016. Betty was a committed member of the South Australian community and left her Estate to her foundation to support charities aligned with her interests and organisations that support young people and their communities break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage.

AET PAF Pty Ltd is The Betty Ward Foundation’s trustee and supports the advisory committee in reviewing applications and evaluating charitable partnerships.

Eligible charities can apply for funding via an expression of interest process aligned with Betty Ward Foundation’s giving strategy which has been developed through the Giving Connect service.

The Foundation is currently supporting organisations aligned with the strategy’s pillars. We encourage applications from organisations that:

  • Foster an appreciation of culture and/or sports in schools and within homes.
  • Enable access to culture and/or sports for young people who face financial and physical barriers to participation.
  • Develop the skills and capability of talented local teachers.

The Foundation accepts applications for funding up to the value of $25,000 per annum and may consider supporting multiple year funding agreements with suitable charitable partners.

Organisations who complete an expression of interest may be invited to complete a detailed application. The Committee meets between April and May each year. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submissions in early June.

Register your interest:

Funding decisions are made in line with The Foundation’s giving strategy. We suggest you consider the following steps prior to contacting us directly:

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with The Foundation’s giving strategy and identify whether or not your organisational priorities are likely to align with the Foundation’s broad goal.
  • Step 2: Register your interest by completing the expression of interest form.
    Please note: Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, we will only respond to expressions of interest we believe are aligned with The Foundation’s giving strategy.
  • Step 3: You may be contacted by AET to complete a detailed application form for consideration by the Foundation’s advisory committee.

To find out more about how we can work with you, please email our Philanthropic Services Team at philanthropy@aetlimited.com.au or call us on 1800 684 672.

For more than 130 years we have been helping Australian individuals, families and organisations give back to the community.

Meet the Philanthropic Services Team

Ben Clark

Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Melbourne office

Cesare Silvestri

Manager Charitable Services

Adelaide office

Charlene Yum

Senior Trust Officer – Philanthropy and Social Investment

Melbourne office

Jennifer Wilson

Estate Planning Lawyer

Brisbane office

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