Give500 – Collective Giving Grant

Give500 Collective Giving Granting applications will open July 2023

For more information or to join Give500 2023 Click here

General grant information


 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.

Give500 – History

2021 Pitch Night – and the winner is…..


A massive thank you to all our Give500 2021 donors and everyone who attended our inaugural Give500 Pitch Night.

Each of our 3 shortlisted organisations did an amazing job pitching their project to a room packed with donors and guests.

Congratulations to our winner of the $15,000 grant: Junction Support Services for their Therapy Dog Program.

As part of the process, we worked with each of the finalist organisations to produce a short Pitch video, and we are happy to share these with you now see links below.


Junction Support Services – Therapy Dog program

Runners Up

Survivors of Suicide & Friends – Solstice the Documentary

Aspect Riverina School –  Building Resilience on the Spectrum 

Our two runners-up were expecting $2,500 each, but thanks to an additional contribution from ACE Radio 2AY with Philanthropic Partners, the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation, they will both receive $6,500 towards their project.  This was an unexpected and greatly appreciated bonus announced on the night.

Our thanks to Albury Business Connect for standing with us as our inaugural Business Partner and Paul from Supergoat media for capturing our 3 finalists projects and to our wonderful MC Gaye Pattison

We are so proud of the success we achieved in our first year and look forward to doing it all again bigger and stronger in 2022.

We are also pleased to announce that Solstice the Documentary received further funding to complete the film.

Our thanks to:


  • Don Cameron, Margie Gleeson and Christine Bottrell