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Impact Grants

Quick Information

  • For NFPs with 50 staff or less.

  • Apply for projects worth up to $20k.

  • $120K of projects available annually

  • Get practical or strategic support with your organisation's technology requirements.

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Impact Grants for Technology Projects

Dog & Bone's pro bono projects to help small Not for Profits make the most of their technology.

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Over the past 18 years working within the Not for Profit community we’ve come across many smaller NFPs that are doing awesome work in the community but can’t afford professional services that would help them have an even greater impact.


This is why we’re now making $120k worth of in-kind grants available for pro bono services, annually. In-kind grants will be available to smaller NFPs (under 50 staff) that need support with their technology but can’t afford professional services.

Dan McKinley, CEO

"Our best contribution is through the technology support we provide to organisations improving the world. Our grants support small Not for Profits that are having a big impact on the community."





Who can apply for a grant?

We want to support the impact NFPs can have on the community, by providing them with the strategic and technical support they need to more efficiently and effectively serve their community.


If you’re a Not for Profit, working to create a better world and facing technology funding challenges, you could be eligible for one of our grants. We’re making $120k worth of in-kind grants available in the form of pro bono projects each year. There will be $30k worth of in-kind grants released each quarter. Grants will be awarded between $5k-$20k depending on your requirements and eligibility.


By applying for a grant you agree that if you’re selected as a recipient, you’ll be contacted by the Dog and Bone team to evaluate your requirements and ensure our service offering meets your organisation's needs.

What support do our grants give you access to?

Through our grants program, you’ll be able to choose from a range of services and projects to help you with your technology.


Our support ranges from help with your technology strategy and navigating the challenges and opportunities of a hybrid workplace to technology procurement.

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Common Projects

  • Help developing an IT Roadmap plan.

  • IT Health check and Assessment.

  • Benchmark analysis of your IT service provider.

  • Building an Intranet and migrating documents.

  • Help moving to the cloud.

  • Help finding a new phone system.

  • Establish and attend steering committee for 12 months.

  • Help finding and selecting  IT support or management.

  • Help assessing your mobile strategy.

  • Choosing a video conferencing platform.

  • Managing mobile expenses and identifying cost reduction opportunities (in contract).

  • Support finding the right telco or internet provider (out of contract).


Evaluation criteria:

  • Your status

  • Your organisation size

  • What impact your organisation has

  • Your impact category

  • What your requirements are

  • The impact our support could have

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Grant Process


Scope of work and funding requirements defined.


Grant applicants are shortlisted and contacted.


Impact Grant applications close 14 September 2021​.


Impact grants awarded!


We understand that a lot of grant applications require an enormous amount of time and energy. We've tried to keep this application process as smart and simple as possible because we know you're busy building a better world!

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Each quarter we will select eligible NFPs to receive up to $20k worth of Dog & Bone technology consultancy. There will be $30k-$40k worth of grants released quarterly.

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Impact Grant applications are closed for this round. Subscribe to our mail list to keep an eye out for the next round of grants.


Reach out to us for detailed criteria if you are planning to apply for the next round.


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Projects we provide


  • Strategy health check​

  • Current state analysis​

  • Future state requirements

  • Technology strategy & roadmap

  • Governance framework

  • Information Management advice

  • Vendor fit analysis

  • ICT steering committee support

  • Executive/board reporting

  • Program oversight


  • Service benchmarking​

  • Auditing analysis​

  • Contract negotiation

  • Vendor assessment & selection​

  • Contract implementation & verification

  • IT Managed Service Provider selection

  • Network design & procurement

  • Mobile Procurement

  • Telephony & Unified Communications system design & selection


  • Telco expense management (TEM)

  • Ongoing strategic technology advice

  • CIO as a service

  • Vendor, procurement & contract  management

  • Mobile fleet & asset management 

  • Mobile data management & plan optimisation

  • Billing resolution management

  • Helpdesk support


"It was fantastic that they were able to support us with our Unified Communications before having to shift the entire organisation to remote work. The transition was seamless.”