Welcome to the John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts are a national funding organisation with a wide ranging commitment to philanthropy around Australia. The Trustees are proud of a track record of generous giving for over fifty years, being responsive to community need and supportive to key issues.

We believe that good philanthropy results from developing relationships with people. Trustees play an important role in meeting with applicants to determine the full extent of the project for funding. This hands-on approach enables practical, creative and responsive giving.


Our application process is in two stages

  • Enquiries
  • Submissions

Initially, we ask all applicants to complete an enquiry form. To see if you are eligible to receive an enquiry form, please Contact Us.

Enquiries are considered by Trustees, who will decide on whether to obtain a full submission

Important Dates

Our enquiry period is currently closed.

We are currently closed for enquiries as our Trustees consider applications ahead of our November funding meeting. Enquiries will reopen in late January 2015. Dates will be confirmed closer to the time.

For future important dates, please refer to the The Submission Process

2013 Giving Report

2013 Giving Report

The Trustees of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are delighted to provide you with our 2013 Giving Report, which summarises our philanthropic activities for the year. The Trustees are committed to national philanthropy through our focus on building relationships and strengthening communities. The combination of active engagement and community empowerment is the distinguishing feature of our philanthropy and is fundamental to our funding making a long-term difference.