Give500 – Collective Giving Grant Program

Give500 Collective Giving Grant Program will open July 2023

Border Trust’s Give500 grant program is funded locally by the  Give500 Collective Giving Campaign.

Give500 was established to engage donors who want to see positive change within our community and to let them experience first-hand the benefits of collective giving.  The campaign encourages locals to get involved through an accessible process and invites donors to hear from and cast their votes for winners, from a short list of grant applicants.

Border Trust will invite grant applications from not-for-profit, community organisations for projects seeking to support our local communities.

Applications to the Give500 Grant will be shortlisted to three outstanding projects by the Give500 Committee, with the successful grant recipients to be voted for by Give500 donors at the annual Pitch Night held in November.

General  information for grant applicants


 All organisations applying for funding must:

  • Operate for the benefit of communities within Albury and Wodonga LGA’s and Federation, Greater Hume, Indigo & Towong Shires
  • Be community based and function for charitable purposes with a registered ABN
  • Organisations with, and without, Deductible Gift Recipient status are invited to apply
  • ACNC registration strongly preferred

What are we most likely to fund?

Generally, grants will fund

  • activities which have ongoing benefit to the community
  • innovative undertakings
  • projects which are in keeping with the mission and aims of Border Trust and those of our granting partners.

What we are less likely to fund

  • Capital works
  • Ongoing salaries
  • Projects in successive years.

What we do not fund

In accordance with Australian Tax Office Guidelines we are unable to fund:

  • organisations which are not charitable in purpose
  • recreational or commercial sporting activities
  • projects for private or personal benefit

Application process

2023 Applications will open July 2023

Key documents

Give500 General Information for Grant Seekers – Click Here  

Key dates

July 2023 – Grant applications open

November 2023 – Pitch & Vote Night

Projects are funded for one year.

The Story So Far: Give500 2021 & 2022 Recipients

Winner: Junction Support Services “Therapy Dog Program”
Runner Up: Survivors of Suicide & Friends “Solstice the Documentary” (fully funded by Border Trust donors following event)
Runner Up: Aspect Riverina School “Resilience on the Spectrum”

Winner: Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Albury “Social Connections through Play”
Petaurus Education Group “Sisters who Shine”
Body Confident Collective “Embrace Albury Wodonga Youth Activation”.