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Community Grants Q and As

Our staff support thousands of Aussie kids


Q. How much can I apply for?
A. You can apply for a grant for any amount up to $10,000.

Q .What if my program needs more than $10,000?
A. If you need more than the grant amount applied for it can be supplemented with funding from other sources.

Q. How long do I have to spend the grant?
A. If you’re successful you will need to spend the funding within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Q. How old can the kids in the program be?
A. Programs must benefit the health and wellbeing of Australian children and youth up to 21 years of age.

Q. What is Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status?
A. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisations are entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts. 

Q. What if I don’t have DGR status?
A. To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant, organisations must be endorsed with DGR status by the Australian Tax Office. For further information on DGR status please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.   

Q. Who is funding the grants?
A. Donations come from current and retired Bank staff and are dollar matched by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Q. Can I apply on behalf of an organisation?
A. Only an authorised representative of an eligible organisation can apply for a grant.

Q. Do I have to bank with the Commonwealth Bank?
A. No

Q. My program benefits children overseas can I apply?
A. To be eligible to apply, organisations need to support the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Organisations supporting children overseas are not eligible to apply for a Community Grant.


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