Community Grant clothing charity

Grant For Good

Community Grant clothing charity

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we’re launching a yearly $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.

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 20 July 2021 and five finalists will be chosen, with the winner receiving the full grant by September.

 

Application Criteria

Applications for the grant will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The objectives of the your initiative/organisation and the impact on local communities and the disadvantaged.
  • Your plan for what you’ll do with the grant and the number of individuals/groups who will benefit from it.
  • The size of your organisation, its requirement for funding support and ability to generate its own fundraising income.
  • Projects and initiatives you’ve successfully delivered in the past.
  • Any support you’re receiving from other sponsors/supporters/financial institutions.

Before you apply

  1. Please read Bank of Sydney’s Grant Guidelines before you apply.
  2. Have your ABN ready.
  3. Once you complete your application, click “submit”. If you have any queries about the application process, please email marketing@banksyd.com.au. 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.

Grant For Good Application Form

Please complete the form below and we will review your application shortly. Note, Applications close 20th July of each year.
*mandatory info

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What is the key outcome of this initiative? (Attach documents)
Did you receive support from Bank of Sydney in the past? *
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? *
Does your organisation receive government funding? *
What is your organisation’s annual revenue? *
Do you (company or individual) agree to release Bank of Sydney for any liability in relation to the Grant? *

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.

I agree *

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.

Upoload recent Annual Information Statement as submitted to the ACNC *

Promotion & Marketing

If your organisation is succcessful in obtaining a grant from Bank of Sydney, please note the below Promotions & Marketing activites: 

  • Webpage listing all the guidelines and online form.
  • In-branch poster “We care about what matters. Apply for Bank of Sydney Community Grant and help your local Community. Visit banksyd.com.au/grantforgood
  • Social Media campaign targeting non-traditional community groups/supporters/Partners. It can be done to target audience around our CBD branches.
  • Announcing the project in the CEO Message/update
  • Consider doing an EDM to our customers. Many of them are involved with charities and they may wish to apply. It is also a good opportunity to communicate to them something other than products.
  • Webpage listing all the guidelines and online form.
  • In-branch poster “We care about what matters. Apply for Bank of Sydney Community Grant and help your local Community. Visit banksyd.com.au/community-grant”
  • Social Media campaign targeting non-traditional community groups/supporters/Partners. It can be done to target audience around our CBD branches.
  • Announcing the project in the CEO Message/update
  • Consider doing an EDM to our customers. Many of them are involved with charities and they may wish to apply. It is also a good opportunity to communicate to them something other than products.

Bank of Sydney Community Grant Guidelines

Every community sponsorship will be assessed on the following guiding principles:

A. Eligibility Criteria

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

B. Exclusions

  • 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 Community Grant will be given on an annual basis to one successful Applicant. Assessment will be based on merit and how many people will benefit from this Grant.
  • 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.

Assessment Process

All applications need to go through an internal assessment and approval process. 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 five finalists. Finalists may be interviewed by the Bank of Sydney committee to help with the assessment process.

Main Key assessment Criteria:

  • The objectives of the Applicant’s initative/organisation and the impact on local communities and the disadvantaged.
  • The plan for what the Applicant’s initative/organisation will do with the grant and the number of individuals/groups who will benefit from it.
  • The size of the Applicant’s organisation, its requirement for funding support and ability to generate its own fundraising income.
  • The successful delivery of past projects and initatives by the Applicant.
  • The support the Applicant is receiving from other sponsors/supporters/financial institutions.

Timeframe

Applications will open on the 20th of April of each year and will close on the 20th of July of each year. Finalists will be notified and interviewed within 4-6 weeks of the application’s closure date (by no later than end of August of each year). Successful Applicant will be announced by the 15th of September and contacted by email or by phone, and will be announced on Bank of Sydney’s website. Bank of Sydney may require more information from the successful Applicant.