The Grant for Good is 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.

To apply, we’ll need to know a few details about your organisation, including its impact on local communities and the disadvantaged, what you’ll do with the grant and who’ll benefit. Applications close on 10th June 2024 and three finalists will be chosen, with the winner receiving the full grant by September 2024.

Congratulations to all our previous winners! The grants awarded have helped each organisation provide a direct and positive impact within the community.

2023 Winner – Eat Up

Eat Up! Eat up are Australia’s only organisation providing free lunches to students on a national scale. The Bank of Sydney Grant for Good helped provide funding for 20,160 lunches and fed 2,740 disadvantaged kids across 20 schools.


2022 Winner – Plate it Forward

Plate it Forward is a not-for-profit organisation which empowers individuals from vulnerable, disadvantaged, and at-risk Sydney communities to overcome barriers to social and economic participation. The Grant for Good provided funding for 1.5 months’ worth of food goods to deliver a minimum of 5,400 free meals through their Social Meal program.

2021 Winner - Variety

Variety is a children’s charity that empowers disadvantaged kids to live, laugh, and learn. They receive no government funding and rely completely on supporters to assist thousands of Aussie kids every year. The Grant for Good enabled Variety to purchase eight adaptive tricycles for two schools in regional Victoria, supporting children affected by factors such as Covid-19, the 2019 bushfires, and various disabilities. These tricycles promoted social inclusion and improved the mental and physical health of the children.

Important Information before you apply for the 2024 Grant for Good

  1. Please read our Grant for Good Guidelines before you apply to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. Ensure you have the following documents ready to submit as part of your application:
    • Your ABN details;
    • A copy of your ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission) registration. If you don’t have a copy of this, a screenshot of your organisation from the ACNC website should be sufficient;
    • A copy of the organisations most recent Annual Report or Financial Statements as submitted to the ACNC.
  3. Once you complete your application, click “submit” and you will be sent a copy of your application via email. If you have any queries about the application process, please email All applications will only be acknowledged if submitted via the online form. Email applications will not be considered.

Please note: the submission of this application does not constitute a binding contract.


2024 Grant for Good Application Form

Eligibility Criteria Checklist *
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Have you received any financial support from Bank of Sydney? *
Is this a single or multi-year initiative/project? *

When is the start and completion date of the initiative/project?

Are you receiving funding from any other sponsors, organisations for this initiative? *
Does your organisation receive government funding? *
What is your organisation’s annual revenue? *
Do you (company or individual) agree to release Bank of Sydney of any liability in relation to the Grant? *

If you don't agree to release Bank of Sydney for any liability in relation to the Grant, we are unable to continue with this application.

Declaration & Consent

The Applicant:

  • Declares that the information provided in this application form is true and correct.
  • Undertakes to notify Bank of Sydney within a reasonable timeframe, via email, of any changes to this information and any circumstances that may affect this application.
  • Acknowledges that this is an application only and may not necessarily result in funding approval.

This section must be completed by an appropriately authorised person on behalf of the applicant organisation (may be a different to the contact person listed earlier in this application).

I certify that to the best of my knowledge the statements made within this application are true and correct, and I understand that if the applicant organisation is approved for this grant, we will be required to accept the terms and conditions as outlined in the grant acceptance form. *

Privacy Statement and Data Use

This privacy statement is a requirement of section 10 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW). Some of the information in this application is personal information. This information is required to assess your application and to communicate with you about this application and any resulting funding. The information will be used by the Bank of Sydney to which you are applying and to the assessing committee.

Please attach a copy of your most recent Annual Report (If you do not produce an annual report, please provide us with your most recent (audited if available) financial statements. Include a Profit & Loss Statement / Statement of Financial Performance and a Balance Sheet / Statement of Financial Position.


Upload Annual Report or other financial statements (Label files so they can be easily identified) *

Please further attach a copy of your most recent Annual Information Statement as submitted to the ACNC.

Upload recent Annual Information Statement as submitted to the ACNC *

Bank of Sydney Grant for Good Guidelines

To qualify or to be considered for the Grant for Good, every application will need to observe the following guiding principles:

A. Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be registered with the ACNC (Australian charities and Not-for-Profits Commission).
  • The organisation has an Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) Status and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.
  • Efforts should be focused towards helping/directly benefiting local communities/groups and the disadvantaged.
  • The organisation must receive less than 40% of their income from state, federal or local government funding.
  • The organisation must have an annual gross revenue of less than $2M.
  • Applicants must provide their most recent financial statements and Annual Information Statement as submitted to the ACNC.

B. Organisations excluded from applying:

  • Organisations and initiatives with direct links to tobacco or alcohol, negative impacts on health or the environment, or associated with risk-taking activities.
  • Initiatives that impact the environment negatively.
  • Organisations and initiatives that support political causes, candidates, events, legislative lobbying or advocacy.
  • Organisations and initiatives supported by conflicting sponsors/significant competitors.
  • Organisations and initiatives that are inconsistent with Bank of Sydney’s values and policies.
  • Organisations and initiatives that expose Bank of Sydney to reputation or financial risks.
  • Organisations and initiatives that conflict with our corporate and/or community Partners.
  • Anything else that Bank of Sydney considers inappropriate or not aligned with its business objectives and values.

C. Additional information, Terms and Conditions

  • Bank of Sydney Grant will be given on an annual basis to one successful Applicant.
  • Successful Applicants are entitled to re-apply for the Grant for up to three consecutive years.
  • Bank of Sydney may stop this Community Grant as deemed appropriate and without any prior notice.
  • The Grant will be paid upon the announcement of the successful Applicant.
  • Successful Applicant agrees that Bank of Sydney can use their logo/name in marketing activities and promotion related to the Grant. (Such as: Announcement, Social Media Posts, etc.)
  • Bank of Sydney may be unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Only finalists will be contacted.
  • Successful Applicant will be announced and posted on Bank of Sydney’s website.
  • Successful Applicant must not engage in any activity that could negatively impact Bank of Sydney and/or its reputation or business.

D. Assessment Process

All applications will undergo an internal assessment process to ensure they meet all Grant for Good guidelines and eligibility criteria. A legal and financial due diligence check will be conducted for the final selection of eligible applications. Please note that applications will be considered on a case by case basis. A committee will be in charge of assessing the applications and nominate three finalists.  Finalists will be asked to submit a video to provide further information about the work they do to help with the final selection process. The committee will then re-assess the finalist’s videos against the assessment criteria to make a final decision on the Successful Applicant.

Assessment 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.

E. Timeframe

Applications will open on the 22nd of April 2024 and close on the 10th June 2024. Finalists will be notified via email within 6 weeks of the application’s closure and will be required to submit a short video within 2 weeks for final selection. The Successful Applicant will be announced by the 16th of September 2024 and contacted by email or by phone. An announcement will also be made on Bank of Sydney’s website and social media platforms. Bank of Sydney may require more information from the successful Applicant.