Give500 – Collective Giving Grant Program

Give500 Collective Giving Grant Program

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.

The Give500 Grant Program opens in July each year. 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.

Give500 2024 Collective Giving Grant Information Sessions

Calling all local community, not-for-profit organisations!  You’re invited to get to know the Give500 2024 grant program by coming along to one of our information sessions in March.  You’ll hear all about this unique campaign, the opportunity to unpack and pitch your project plus how your organisation can connect directly with the donors who make it possible.  To find out more and book for the information sessions, follow the links below for your chosen date. The grant round will open 1st July 2024, so get Give500 grant ready & join us to learn more.

Face -to-Face session: Wednesday 6th March 12noon – 1pm

Border Trust office, 486 Olive Street, Albury (next to Hume Bank) CLICK HERE to register.

Online Session: Tuesday 12th March 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Online session, via Teams.  Link will be sent on registration. CLICK HERE to register.

Grant Writing and Project Pitch – Workshop Series  

Attention Grant Applicants – Free grant writing and project pitch workshops by Border Trust and Albury Business Connect.

More info coming soon.

Application process

General Information and Guidelines – Download here

Grant applications for 2023 are now closed. 

Key dates

2024 Give500 Grant Program opens in July 2024.

The Story So Far: here


Give500 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”
Runner Up: Petaurus Education Group “Sisters who Shine”
Runner Up: Body Confident Collective “Embrace Albury Wodonga Youth Activation”.