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$2M Grants to Create Brighter Futures for Australians


Monday, 1st May 2017 at 5:08 pm
Wendy Williams, Journalist
Australians are being called on to get behind their communities and nominate a local not for profit to share in $2 million of grant funding to improve the lives of Australians experiencing disadvantage.


Monday, 1st May 2017
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$2M Grants to Create Brighter Futures for Australians
Monday, 1st May 2017 at 5:08 pm

Australians are being called on to get behind their communities and nominate a local not for profit to share in $2 million of grant funding to improve the lives of Australians experiencing disadvantage.

As part of Westpac’s 200th anniversary celebrations, Westpac Foundation has announced it will double the amount of Community Grants on offer in 2017 providing 200 grants worth $10,000 each.

Local organisations can apply for a funding boost through the program and for the first time, community members can also nominate an organisation they think deserves a grant.

Westpac Foundation CEO Sinclair Taylor said Westpac had a long and proud history of supporting all Australians.

“This year, we’re thrilled to double the amount of grants with a record $2 million in funding to help create brighter futures for Australians who are experiencing disadvantage by backing the local community organisations who support them,” Taylor said.

“For the first time, we are also asking Australians to get behind their local community and nominate a not-for-profit organisation they think would benefit from a Westpac Foundation Community Grant.

“These community grants are our way of ensuring local organisations can continue to help those that need it most.”

The program, now in its sixth year, has previously helped to deliver employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers, support those experiencing homelessness, and provide employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

This year grants will be awarded to not-for-profit organisations seeking to tackle complex social issues by providing education, employment opportunities and improving the quality of life of Australians experiencing disadvantage.

In addition to the funding, grant recipients will also receive non-financial support, via the foundation’s More than Money program, which includes skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Applications and nominations are open until Friday 9 June. Recipients will be announced on 18 September 2017.  

For more information and to apply see here.


Wendy Williams  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector.

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