Grant Agreements

Our standard grant letter and grant agreement outlines our expectations for Borrin Foundation grants. We don’t require receipts. We agree on milestones and ask for brief reports so that you can share your progress and let us know if you need further support along the way.

Make sure you understand the grant agreement before submitting a proposal.

Borrin Foundation Grant Letter and Agreement for organisations

Borrin Foundation Grant Letter and Agreement for individuals


GST treatment in grants

Borrin Foundation grants may be considered taxable and also may be subject to GST depending on your particular circumstances. Because individual situations are unique to each person or organisation, grantees are responsible for determining their own tax obligations. You may wish to seek tax advice in determining whether the budget should include GST or not. 


Intellectual property

We are committed to maximising the impact of the work we fund.

The Borrin Foundation does not become the owner of any intellectual property created through grant projects. However, we do ask grantees to make some form of the work freely and publicly available for the public good if appropriate. We encourage the use, where practicable, of Creative Commons Licenses.

We acknowledge and accept that many grantees, in particular academics, will also wish to publish a different form of the funded work in peer-reviewed journals or other copyright-restricted forms.


University overheads

Our grants do not cover university overheads. This applies consistently across all universities. However, our grants can cover university staff salaries and teaching buy-outs.

As they say, ‘knowledge is the only resource that increases with use’. We want to see the work we fund used by as many people as possible.