Ethical Community Grants Open
Thursday, 30th July 2015 at 11:21 am
Superannuation and investment company, Australian Ethical is offering funding to Australian Not for Profit organisations, social enterprises and community projects as part of its 2015 Community Grants program.
Now in its 14th year, the community grants program supports organisations working in the sustainability and social justice sector and organisations working towards an ethical, sustainable future.
Australian Ethical said there are a number of grants available from $5,000 to $20,000.
Since the inception of the grants program, Australian Ethical has provided over $1.5 million in funding, which it says constitutes 10 per cent of Australian Ethical’s annual profits donated.
“This is one of the highest percentages of corporate giving in Australia,” Managing Director of Australian Ethical, Phil Vernon said.
“Our support for sustainability and social justice is at the heart of what we do. Through our community grants program, we’re delighted to provide much-needed support to organisations in the fields of technology, healthcare, education, energy and all businesses working towards a more positive and sustainable future. We encourage organisations of all sizes to apply.
“Previous grant recipient, Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation, is at the forefront of environmental rehabilitation efforts on Mungalla Station, located 100km north of Townsville on land adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef; educating students and visitors on conservation and land management in local wetlands and waterways.
“The funding support provided has given Mungalla the opportunity to employ a local Nywaigi traditional owner, who has since the start of this year implemented conservation efforts and planted over 3,000 trees on Mungalla Station, managed nine work-for-the-dole participants, and educated over 200 international students and school groups on biodiversity and wetland restoration.”
Australian Ethical said the grants are awarded to organisations conducting activities in Australia or overseas who deliver impactful, tangible outcomes and are in-line with the Australian Ethical Charter.
Previous grant recipients include Tennant Creek Transport Inc., Port Phillip Housing Association, Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation for Business, Free to Shine, The Orang-utan project, The Exodus Foundation, The Pyjama Foundation, Jewish House, The Kokoda Track Foundation, Kids Under Cover, Sir David Martin Foundation, Timor Leste Vision, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, The Deli Women’s & Children’s Centre, Animal Aid Abroad, Liberian Community Action for Unity, Social & Economic Development, Delivery Cycles
Applications for the grants are open until August 3rd and can be made online.
All enquiries for applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org