Weis Community Fund

$37,000 in grants were available in the 2023 Weis Community Fund Grants.

About the Weis Community Fund

The Weis Community Fund was set up to have a longstanding impact in the Toowoomba community and leave a legacy that honours Weis’ 60+ year history. It brings to life the Weis team’s passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, continuous improvement, and quality agricultural ingredients. 

Through the Weis Community Fund, parent company Unilever acknowledged the exceptional role that Weis played in the Toowoomba community and has demonstrated it wants the contribution of the factory and its people to be remembered and celebrated. 

The principles established for the fund are to support the next generation of local entrepreneurs, create meaningful jobs for local people, support innovation and skills development in agri-foods and support sustainable farming.

The Weis Community Fund is proudly managed by the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.

✘ Grant applications now closed

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding from the Weis Community Fund, applicants must be:

  • endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Type 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR);
  • operating in one or more of the following geographical locations: 
    - Toowoomba;
    - Lockyer Valley;
    - Southern Downs and;
    - Western Downs
  • able to demonstrate evidence or capability required to deliver an effective program supporting one or more of the following areas: 
    - Employment and Innovation in the agri-foods sector
    - Supporting sustainable farming practices
    - Supporting the next generation of local entrepreneurs (e.g. training and development programs)

Size and Scale of Funding 

The total funding for this grant round is $37,000, with a minimum grant application value $5,000 and the maximum $37,000. 

Grant applications will be assessed and prioritised on the potential benefits the project will have on the identified target market and broader community. One or multiple grants could be funded. Funding is provided as a one-off grant with a set timeframe for project delivery. If funding is required for a multi-year project please contact the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation before completing your application.

Funding Exclusions

✘ Programs outside the set regional boundaries
Sponsorship or fundraising appeals
✘ Events or commercial activities
✘ Small contributions to large capital programs
Programs of a political or religious nature
✘ Contributions to work that would normally be considered the responsibility of local authorities or government departments
✘ Requests to support individuals
✘ Recurrent operational costs such as rent and utilities
✘ Endowments, memorials, bursaries or named academic chairs
✘ Motor vehicles and buses
Government entities
✘ Other PuAFs and PAFs
✘ Sport, recreation or social activities for their own sake
✘ Programs which duplicate existing services
✘ Research except in special circumstances at the Board's discretion
✘ Programs and welfare of domestic animals

How to apply for funding

Grant applications are now closed and we will be announcing recipients after we undertake a thorough review process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, contact us at charitablefoundation@heritage.com.au

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