May is Giving Month

Throughout the month of May, the Border Trust turns its focus to charitable fundraising across the Border region.

Each year we address a theme of relevance to our community and engage thought-provoking speakers who provide their time and expertise to the Border Trust, to assist us with our fundraising efforts.

We kick off the month with The Big Breakfast, hosted by our in-kind supporters, Atura. The Big Breakfast brings together our supporters and community members to hear from an engaging speaker and network with like-minded supporters of our community foundation.

Throughout the month, our local businesses fundraise for the Border Trust and we work to profile supporters of community giving.

The last event of the month is the annual Big Give, the coming together of recipients, donors, friends and family, to celebrate the impact of collective giving.

The Big Give is presentation to successful recipients of our annual community grants. The evening is the culmination of hard work and contributions from many. It is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when we work together.

2020 – The Big Give, at home and online!

Traditionally over 100 recipients, donors, friends and family come together to celebrate the impact of collective giving, but in the year of Covid19, and just like everyone else, we needed to adapt.

This year the Border Trust took The Big Give online to announce 8 grants totalling $104,894.

While 2020 wasn’t as we had planned, there is still much to be grateful for. We send our congratulations to all grant recipients on the amazing work you do in our community.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in our online event, our virtual presentation – we had more than 3,000 views!

Congratulations to our fantastic community recipients: Albury Wodonga Health for Nolan House, Amaranth Foundation, Fight Cancer Foundation for Hilltop Stage 2, Restart Albury Wodonga, Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau, Women’s Centre for Health & Wellbeing and Autism Spectrum (ASPECT).

Click below for the 2020 Virtual BIG GIVE

Local businesses supporting the Border Trust

Local businesses really are the cornerstone of our local community.

That’s why Border Trust is building a network of like-minded businesses to support local giving and the Border’s local community foundation.

The concept is simple and how you raise funds is really up to you.

It could be through well-placed collection tin, creating a Local Giving Month event (or attending one of ours), donating proceeds from a workplace fundraiser or simply committing to supporting your community through a one-off donation – it all adds up.

Tell us your idea and your business, school or club’s participation by contacting us at