Applications for the 2016 Social Investment Grants have now closed. Successful applications have been announced and can be found here.
The Social Investment Grants Program are annual grants offered by Community Sector Banking and administered in conjunction with Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation. Each year, the Grants Committee determines an area in which the Grants will generate the most impact. In 2016 it was reducing homelessness.
Funded directly by contributions from Social Investment Deposit Account holders and Community Sector Banking profits, the Grants create real impact through every day, not-for-profit banking.
Where does the money come from?
Our grants pool is funded by
Community Sector Banking contributing 50% net profit earned on Social Investment Deposit Accounts.
Social Investment Deposit Account holders who choose to donate 50% or 100% of the interest earned on their account.
Want to contribute? Take a look and open a Social Investment Deposit Account today.
How the grants are governed
Community Sector Banking manages the Social Investment Grants Program, with a Grants Advisory Committee comprising of two independent representatives, two Community Sector Banking representatives and one Bendigo Bank representative:
Bruce Argyle – Chair
Maz Thomson (Community Sector Banking)
Amanda Watt (Community Sector Banking)
Andrew Watts (Bendigo Bank)
The grants are administered and dispersed through Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation, in partnership with Community Sector Banking.
For enquiries regarding our Social Investment Grants Program criteria, call 1300 304 541 (Community Enterprise Foundation) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.