The Charles Allen Charitable Trust

Expression of Interest

AET PAF Pty Ltd is the Foundation's trustee and supports the founder (Charles Allen) in reviewing applications and evaluating charitable partnerships.

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

AET administers expression of interests from charities aligned with the Foundation’s giving strategy. Applications are then considered by the founder and his family.

The Foundation is currently supporting organisations whose programs and services are aligned with the strategy’s pillars and encourages applications from organisations that:

  • Support professional musicians develop their career
  • Deliver conservation programs and raise awareness of the importance of ecological impact (especially migratory birds)

The Foundation accepts applications from eligible organisations seeking funding up to $50,000 per annum and may consider supporting multiple year funding agreements with suitable charitable partners.

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. Please note funding decisions are made annually between April and May. If your funding need is urgent, and needs to be considered outside the annual funding round, please include this in the expression of interest form.

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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