Give500 Grant

2021 Give500 grant has closed.

Shortlist applicants will be announced in September.

Give500 harnesses the power of collective giving to fund projects of direct benefit to our community.

Applications to the Give500 grant will be shortlisted to 3 outstanding projects by the Give500 Committee, with the successful recipient to be chosen by the donors at the Pitch Night in November 2021.

The successful recipient will be awarded a $15,000 grant which will be provided with standard grant conditions. Our two runners up will both receive $2,500 to support their program or organizational capacity.

Give500 Granting Aims

In 2021, the Give500 grant aims to support community wellbeing by providing a $15,000 grant through programs, events or campaigns that:

  • Promote social cohesion, reduce social isolation and connect people to their local community;
  • Provide support to community members experiencing disadvantage and distress;
  • Promote healthy living

Border Trust’s 2021 Give500 Grant is made possible through the generous donations and contributions of local people and businesses. We thank them for the impact they will have on the wellbeing of our community.

General grant information

Eligibility

 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

2021 Grant Round opens 15th July 2021

Key dates

Thursday 15th July 2021 – Grant applications open

Thursday 26th August 2021 –  Grant applications close

Thursday 30th September 2021 – Short Listed projects will be advised

Wednesday 6th October – 20th October 2021 – Video presentations developed with organisation

Thursday 18th November 2021 – Pitch & Vote Night

Projects are funded for one year.

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