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Community Grants

2020 Community Grants

In 2020, Westpac Foundation will award a total of $1 million in $10,000 Community Grants to local organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment.

A new partnership to support regional communities

$500,000 of this will be distributed through a new partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to support organisations who are creating opportunities for vulnerable groups in regional, rural and remote communities. Applications are open from15 April 2020 until 13 May 2020.

Find out more about our Rural Community Grants in partnership with the FRRR

Re-investing in existing partnerships

In addition, we will be awarding $500,000 (of the total $1 million) in Community Grants to community organisations which Westpac Foundation has previously funded and that are creating opportunities through education, training and employment. Applications for this funding will be by invitation.

Community Grants provide:

  • $10,000 to local community organisations delivering educational opportunities, training or employment pathways.
  • Non-financial support including our Community Ambassador program to help drive impact and access to financial capability programs.

Community Grants support:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Refugees & asylum seekers
  • Women at risk
  • Youth at risk (>12 years of age)
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People who've experienced family or domestic violence
  • People living with a disability (including carers)
  • People living with a mental health issue (including carers)

Community Grants impact:

  • Through the 2019 Community Grant program, it is estimated that the grants will touch the lives of over 12,000 Australians around the country. Learn more about our 2019, 2018 and 2017 Community Grant recipients.

Family of Giving partners

If we are unable to support you, please check Westpac Group's other philanthropic foundations for eligibility.