Congratulations to our 2016 recipients
Congratulations to all successful 2016 Community Grants recipients. We are awarding more than $2 million in Community Grants to 229 community organisations across Australia who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians.
Since 1917 our Staff Community Fund has been supporting the health and wellbeing of young Australians. Thanks to the generosity of our staff who donate to the Staff Community Fund, we are able to assist thousands of Australian youth each year.
Our next round of Community Grants
In 2017 we will again be awarding Community Grants of up to $10,000 each to youth focused organisations. Applications for our next Community Grants program will open in early 2017. Register below to be contacted via email when applications open.
To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant your organisation must run, manage, conduct or implement a program that supports children and youth up to the age of 21 years in Australia. Organisations must also be endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Tax Office; and hold a current bank account in Australia in its name. Review our Community Grant guidelines.
The assessment process
- State-based Committees made up of Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund members assess each application against the judging matrix.
- Each Committee has a specific allocation of funds to award in its state.
- Each Committee will look at the aims of your program, the number of children or youth that benefit from your program, and its community benefits.
Starz Dance is a unique program where children and young adults with special needs can express themselves through dance. We celebrated with the stars of Starz Dance at a special performance. Watch the video to learn more.
The Amputee Association of Sydney’s Teen Amp Camp used their grant to bring together young people from around Australia with limb loss or congenital limb differences, allowing them to meet others who face similar challenges and experiences. Watch the video to learn more.