How do I apply for a grant?
When will grants be announced and given out?
Our fourth round of Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation Grants close at 5pm on Friday 29 September 2023.
Applications will go through a thorough selection process and we hope to announce recipients by mid November. Grants will be provided to successful applicants shortly following the announcement.
Who can apply for a grant?
What is the definition of a “program”?
We are wanting to help fund an activity (program/service/project) you are already providing that clearly shows it has a positive impact on people within the Foundation’s core focuses and geographical reach.
What is the assessment process?
The Foundation will use a selection committee of staff from Heritage and People’s Choice to help select the recipients of the grants. Applicants must meet our eligibility criteria.
Preference will be given to eligible applicants whose program/service:
Visit our grant guidelines information page to learn more about grant opening dates, eligibility and how to apply.
Where is the Heritage and People's Choice footprint?
To be eligible for the Heritage and People's Choice Grant, your organisation must meet our standard selection criteria, and work across the majority of Heritage and People's Choice footprint as detailed below.
Who will decide which registered charitable organisations will receive grants?
What is DGR status?
What if my organisation doesn’t have DGR status?
How long do successful organisations have to spend the grant?
Successful grant recipients must spend all funds within twelve (12) months of receiving the grant funding.
Can I apply on behalf of an organisation?
Do I have to bank with Heritage or People's Choice?
No. It is not a requirement for grant recipients to bank with Heritage or People's Choice.
If you'd like to learn more about Heritage Bank's products and services for charitable organisations, visit heritage.com.au.
Can my organisation apply for multiple grants for different programs?
The word count for some sections on the online application are too short. Can I submit a longer answer?
I’m experiencing problems with the online application form - what do I do?
I missed the time or date applications closed. Will you still accept my application?
Review our grant guidelines outlining our assessment criteria and funding exclusions.