Grant for Good
To celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2021, we launched an annual $20,000 community grant to provide help to projects, organisations and initiatives that promote social inclusion activities, health and wellbeing, sports and other fields that benefit our communities.
Thank you to all the inspiring organisations who applied to our 2023 Grant for Good. All applications were reviewed with great consideration in relation to our selection criteria:
- The purpose and objectives of the Applicant’s initiative/organisation.
- The plan for what the Applicant’s initiative/organisation will do with the grant.
- The impact on local communities and the disadvantaged, including the number of individuals/groups who will benefit from it.
- Brand alignment with Bank of Sydney’s values and vision.
And the winner for 2023 is…
The winner of our 2023 Grant for Good is Eat Up. They are Australia’s only organisation providing free lunches to students on a national scale. Through their dedicated team of volunteers, Eat Up works tirelessly to prepare thousands of nutritious lunches each day for disadvantaged school children throughout Australia. By providing these vital meals, Eat Up strives to break down barriers to education, ensuring all Australian children can focus on learning opportunities and ultimately build a brighter future.
What's the grant going to be used for?
Our $20k Grant will provide 20,160 lunches to feed 2,740 disadvantaged NSW kids across 20 schools in Fairfield and Liverpool.
This will assist Eat Up in their mission to feed hungry children, as well as continue their great work in creating positive changes in schools to address poor nutrition, reduce the stigma and social isolation surrounding child hunger and make a difference to the lives of children in need.
To learn more about Eat Up or to get involved, visit eatup.org.au
Our Grant for Good Past Winners
Our 2021 Grant for Good winner was Variety: The Children’s Charity. They are a charity that empowers disadvantaged kids to live, laugh and learn. Variety used the grant to donate eight adaptive tricycles to two schools in regional Victoria, in communities where students are experiencing ongoing trauma and disengagement. To read more about our 2021 winner, please click here.
Plate it Forward was our 2022 Grant for Good winner. They are a not-for-profit organisation that empowers individuals from vulnerable, disadvantaged, and at-risk Sydney communities to overcome barriers to social and economic participation. Plate it Forward used the grant to provide 5,400 free meals and employment opportunities to disadvantaged Sydney communities. To read more about our 2022 winner, please click here.
Thank you again to all the amazing organisations who applied for the Grant. We’re truly inspired by all the incredible work that these organisations are doing in their communities. Please do consider applying next year if appropriate and spreading the word to relevant, deserving organisations who are making a positive impact on their communities.