Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation

Grant applications open now.

Applications for our COVID-19 Kick-Start Grants are open now until 5PM on 31 July 2020. 

Grant criteria
COVID-19 Kick-Start Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many charities are struggling financially at the same time as they face increased demand for services.  At the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation we understand the important role the not-for-profit sector plays in supporting and strengthening the communities we live in.

With that thought in mind we are very pleased to announce our inaugural grant round to support Australia charities continue to deliver vital programs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this round, we’ll be providing up to $90,000 to support eligible charities who have seen their fundraising revenue severely reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plan is to provide nine charities who provide services in the Heritage Bank communities with grants of up to $10,000.   

From time to time, our Foundation Directors may choose to increase the size of the grant on a program that addresses an issue which they deem to be of potential benefit to many individuals.

Eligible not-for-profits can apply
for a grant until 5PM 31 July 2020


To be eligible to apply for a Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation Grant, your organisation must:

  • Be a non-profit with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
  • Be able to show evidence of an effective existing program supporting one or more of the following areas:
     Positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers;
     Health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and
     Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters. 
  • Operate in one or more of the following geographical regions:
     Darling Downs;
     Brisbane and surrounding areas;
     Gold Coast;
     Sunshine Coast;
     Wide Bay Burnett;
     Lockyer Valley;
     Southern Downs;
     Western Downs and/or;
     Western Sydney (Parramatta and The Hills Shire).
    If you require further clarification please review the locations of our Heritage Bank branches.
  • Have had a significant reduction in fundraising income due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Be clearly able to demonstrate the number of people who will be positively impacted by provision of the grant.
  • Have an annual income for 2019 (based on their latest audited report) of under $10 million.
  • Obtain less than 70% of their annual income from government sources.

Before you start the application process, please read the COVID-19 Kick-Start Grant Guidelines which includes our selection criteria and programs we will not fund. 

If you'd like to prepare yourself in advance for completing the online application, you can download a list of application questions here.
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Frequently asked questions and answers for grant applicants.

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