The Broadley Trust favours specific and innovative projects which have identifiable outcomes and success indicators, but may consider short-term institutional support when tangible benefits can be demonstrated. The Trust may also support social entrepreneurs (with a grant, loan or equity arrangement) who seek to establish businesses dedicated to social good and on occasion contribute to emergency response appeals. In general the Trust will not donate to general fundraising campaigns.

The Trust distributes approximately AUD$200,000 each year in two distribution rounds – one in March and one in September.  The Trust has the flexibility to distribute the entire $200,000 to one beneficiary in the year or $10,000 to 20 recipients. The Trust may make multi-year commitments or decide to distribute no funds in any year.

The Trust will require a proposal of how the funds would be spent, a six-monthly progress report and an outcome report from recipients. This will not be an arduous requirement and the detail will be negotiated with each beneficiary.