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social investment grants program

Our Social Investment Grants Program funds not-for-profit projects or programs working to improve social outcomes. Each year we open applications for not-for-profits to apply for grants.

Community Sector Banking directly funds our Grants Program, from an allocated 50% of net profit earned on Social Investment Deposit Accounts. Contributions from our committed Social Investment Deposit Account holders are also pooled to fund the Social Investment Grants Program.

We are delighted to support Australian not-for-profits through our grants for the third year running; this is an exciting opportunity for Community Sector Banking and our customers to directly give back to the communities our not-for-profit customers strive to assist.

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Are you eligible to apply for a grant?

Our 2016 Social Investment Grants are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply for a grant?
A. When applications are open, you will need to apply online through our website.

Q. Our organisation doesn’t have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status – can we still apply?
A. Yes, you can still apply, so long as your organisation is classified as a not-for-profit by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Q. Our organisation is based in Australia, but the project will be carried out overseas – do we qualify?
A. No – funded projects must be carried out within Australia.

Q. When applying for a grant, do we need to provide full copies of quotes and financials?
A. Yes - as outlined in the Supporting Documentation Checklist in the application form, you must provide complete copies of original project quotes and financial statements.

Need more info?

Full application criteria will be made available when grant applications open. If you have any questions about the grants, application process or criteria in the meantime, please get in touch.

Our Social Investment Grants Program is run in partnership with Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation (CEF).