Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation


Grant options

Grant Guidelines

There were two different levels of grants that eligible charities could apply for in 2022.

Our Shout Workplace Giving Grant - 1 x $25,000 

This grant can support an existing program that provides:

  • Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters.

Growing Stronger Communities Grants - 4 x $15,000 

These grants can support an existing program focusing on 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.

If a charity applied for the Our Shout Workplace Giving Grant they were also automatically register and be considered for a Growing Stronger Communities Grant.

Key dates


Grants open

15 August 2022

Grant applications open to eligible charities

Grants closed

30 September 2022

Grant applications close at 5PMAEST

Grants announced

Mid November 2022

Successful grant recipients notified

Eligibility

Our 2022 Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation Grant recipients need to meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • Be a non-profit with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status item 1.
  • The funding request must be for an existing program/service in one of the following focus 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. 
  • You must be able to show reliable evidence of success of the program/service to date.
  • The program/service must have clearly defined outcomes and include means of measuring, evaluation and reporting its outcomes/impact.
  • Be clearly able to demonstrate the number of people who will be positively impacted by provision of the grant.
  • A clear and well defined budget.
  • Have an annual income for 2021 (based on your latest audited report) of under $10 million.
  • Obtain less than 70% of your annual income from government sources.
  • To apply, organisations must have been registered with the ACNC for a period of more than 2 years, except by invitation following discussion with the Foundation.
  • You may not apply for the same program/service if you have previously applied and your application was unsuccessful, without first speaking to the Foundation.
     

Preference

Preference will be given to applicants whose program/service:

  • Covers multiple Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation focus areas. 
  • Demonstrates the utilisation of partnerships or collaboration.
  • Is very clear on the issue/s it is trying to solve/support, the desired outputs and the program’s role in helping create long-term change through clear outcomes.
Assessment Criteria

  1. The program aligns with one or more of the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation core focus areas
  2. The program seeks to meet a real need in the community
  3. The program has clear outputs that are helping build stronger communities
  4. There is collaborative and the program has community support
  5. The program’s budget is realistic and well defined
  6. The program plays an important role in helping to create long-term change
Funding Exclusions

We will not providing funding in any of the following cases.

✘ Programs outside Australia
✘ Auspiced applications
✘ New program or service
✘ Sponsorship or fundraising appeals
✘ Events or commercial activities
✘ Small contributions to large capital programs
✘ Programs of a political or religious nature
✘ Requests to support individuals
✘ Recurrent operational costs such as rent and utilities
✘ Study or attendance at conferences or seminars
✘ Endowments, memorials, bursaries or named academic chairs
✘ Motor vehicles and buses
✘ Government entities
✘ Private schools
✘ Other PuAFs and PAFs
✘ Sport, recreation or social activities for their own sake
✘ Programs which duplicate existing services
✘ Research
✘Animal welfare

Ready to apply?

Grant applications are closed for the annual Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation Grants program. Check back later this year for the announcement of our latest grant recipients.

Grant Application Questions
Questions to assist eligible charities to prepare answers for the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation grant application, before completing the online application form.
Grant Application FAQ's

Frequently asked questions and answers for grant applicants.


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