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.

Grant Writing and Project Pitch – Workshop Series 2023

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

Details & Registration here.

Application process

General Information and Guidelines – Download here

Grant applications for 2023 are now closed. 

Key dates

7 July 2023 – Grant Applications open
11 August 2023 – Grant Applications closed
15 November 2023 – Pitch & Vote Night

Projects are funded for one year time frame commencing December 2023.

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”.