The Foundation does not accept cash donations via the post however cheques are welcomed! If you wish to donate with a cheque please address the cheque to pay Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation and post to:
The Foundation Administrator
PO Box 190
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Please note: If you would like to receive a tax deductible gift receipt for your donation, please include your Full Name, Address and Contact Phone Number with your donation.
Of course! If you wish to donate in person at a Heritage Bank location, please visit our contact page to find your local branch. Our branches are equipped to assist you with your donation and provide you a tax deductible gift receipt.
Yes of course! If you’d like to donate directly to the Foundation via direct transfer, you can use the details below
Account Name: Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation
Account Number: 14973723
Reference: Please use your surname as the payment reference
Your donation will be donated to the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.
The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation will distribute funds to selected registered charitable organisations with an annual grants program.
Grants will contribute funding to organisations whose initiatives help improve the livelihood of people, with a particular focus on disadvantaged and at-risk families, young people, and elderly people. Grants will go towards projects which address areas of education, culture, health, social, and financial wellbeing.
We use Everyday Hero and their secure Donor Pay platform to accept your donation online. This allows us to offer you multiple ways to make your donation through a secure platform.
As part of this service every online donation has a platform and transaction fee deducted. This covers the cost of offering the donation service and any card acceptance merchant fees. You will see an extra field titled ‘Ensure Charity gets 100%’. - by selecting this option you'll cover that fee and Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation will get 100% of your selected donation amount.
We can issue you with a replacement receipt!
Please complete the contact form on our contact page and include a note about the way you donated and the contribution amount.
We’ll return a receipt to you via email or get in touch if we need any more information.
We will announce our grant recipients online and via email to our Foundation Supporters.
When you donate to the Foundation, you are given the option to be added on as a Foundation Supporter to receive updates from the Foundation.
Alternatively, if you would like to opt in to receive updates, contact us today and request to be added onto the Foundation Supporters list.
The Foundation has been established as a Public Ancillary Trust so it is able to accept tax-deductible donations from external parties.This means members of the general public or any other benefactors are able to make donations.
Heritage Bank staff and customers are encouraged to support the foundation and can donate in the form of once off, or regular contributions. The Foundation also accepts donations from the public and all donations are welcome.Learn more on our Donate page.
Although the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation has been established by Heritage Bank, the Foundation is a separate entity.
The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation Board, initially comprising of four directors, will govern the activities of the Foundation. The Directors are appointed by the Heritage Bank Board and you can learn more about who they are, and their qualifications on our learn page.
To promote the mutual and people first philosophies of Heritage Bank by distributing funding to registered charitable organisations which support initiatives designed to build positive community outcomes.
Grants will contribute funding to organisations whose initiatives help improve the livelihood of people, with a particular focus on disadvantaged and at-risk families, elderly persons and young people. Grants will go towards projects which address areas of education, cultural, health, social and financial wellbeing.
When assessing grant applications the Foundation Board will consider the following criteria:
Grants will be open to registered charitable organisations nationwide, but extra weight will be given to applications for causes that will benefit greater numbers of Heritage Bank customers.
To be eligible for funding applicants must be an Eligible Entity meaning a fund, authority or institution:
We have not yet finalised when the first grants will be given out however this will occur sometime during the 2019- 2020 financial year. Grant applications will be announced on our website and by email to our Foundation Supporters. Visit our Apply page for more information.
When applications are open, you will be able to apply through our application form here on our website.
You will be required to include details on your project including the cost of your project, what size grant you are seeking, how you will deliver your project, how the grant money will be spent, when the project will be delivered and how your project aligns with the Foundation’s purpose and other selection criteria.
No, this is not a requirement.
However if you'd like to switch your banking to Heritage Bank, we have friendly staff ready to help you through the process. Heritage Bank is a customer-owned bank driven by fulfilling its customers’ needs rather than distributing profits to shareholders. It has a passionate desire to be a positive member of the community, as is evident with its support of this Foundation. Go to the Heritage Bank website for more information on how its products and services could benefit you.