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How to apply

Applications for the Community Grants program open on 1 May 2017.

To celebrate Westpac’s 200th year, Westpac Foundation will be awarding 200 Community Grants worth $2 million to local, not-for-profit community organisations helping transform the lives of fellow Australians experiencing disadvantage.

We invite all eligible community organisations to apply for a $10,000 Community Grant from 1 May 2017. The grants also include valuable non-financial support through our More than Money program.


View eligibility criteria

Key Dates

1 May 2017 9 June 2017 1 July – 31 August 2017 18 September 2017
Applications and Nominations open. Applications close at 5pm AEST.
Westpac Foundation commences verifying applications.
Westpac Group employees vote and help select the 200 Community Grant recipients. All applicants will be notified the outcome of their application.
Local celebrations for our 200 Community Grant recipients will commence in October 2017.

More Information

To find out more about Westpac Foundation Community Grants and what’s new in 2017, watch this short video, hosted by our CEO, Sinclair Taylor.

You may also want to read our FAQs.


Application process

We invite all community organisations that meet the eligibility criteria to apply for a grant. The application is easy to complete and asks for information about your organisation, why you need the $10,000 grant and the impact you are hoping to create.

Westpac employee support

Do you have a Westpac Group employee supporting your application?

If your application is being supported by a Westpac Group employee please let us know in your application form. Note that this is not a mandatory requirement.


Anyone can nominate a community organisation they believe may be interested in applying. Simply enter their contact details and we’ll do the rest. The community organisation will receive an automatic email from us encouraging them to review the eligibility criteria and consider applying. We’ll also send them a reminder email before the closing date.

All eligible community organisations can apply for a grant, regardless of whether or not they have received a nomination. Nominations open now until 9 June 2017.

Selection process

For the first time ever, we are giving all Westpac Group employees the opportunity to vote and help select the 200 Community Grant recipients.