The Social Investment Grants Program are annual grants offered by Community Sector Banking and administered in conjunction with Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation. Each year, the Grants Committee determines an area in which the Grants will generate the most impact. In 2016 it will be reducing homelessness.
Funded directly by contributions from Social Investment Deposit Account holders and Community Sector Banking profits, the Grants create real impact through every day, not-for-profit banking.
At Community Sector Banking, we know how vital not-for-profits are in addressing homelessness. From social enterprises providing employment & training opportunities, to tenancy programs that provide more than just a place to call home, support for people experiencing homelessness often seeks to reverse situations for the long term. Early intervention with innovative solutions is also proving successful.
Our 2016 grants round is inviting not-for-profits to apply for grants across three categories:
Grant applications will open soon
Grant applications will open 2 May 2016. Register your interest to receive updates and latest news on the program.
To read about the successful 2015 recipients, click here.
Where does the money come from?
Our grants pool is funded by
Community Sector Banking contributing 50% net profit earned on Social Investment Deposit Accounts.
Social Investment Deposit Account holders who choose to donate 50% or 100% of the interest earned on their account.
Want to contribute? Take a look and open a Social Investment Deposit Account today.
How the grants are governed
Community Sector Banking manages the Social Investment Grants Program, with a Grants Advisory Committee comprising of two independent representatives, two Community Sector Banking representatives and one Bendigo Bank representative:
Bruce Argyle – Chair
Maz Thomson (Community Sector Banking)
Amanda Watt (Community Sector Banking)
Andrew Watts (Bendigo Bank)
The grants are administered and dispersed through Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation, in partnership with Community Sector Banking.
For enquiries regarding our Social Investment Grants Program criteria, call 1300 304 541 (Community Enterprise Foundation) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.