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Doing your banking this festive season

This festive season, we've made banking easy, so you can focus on the good stuff. All the info you'll need, including our contact centre and branch hours or operation, as well as important information on scheduled payments, can be found in one place.


These activities fall outside our funding round criteria: -

• Activities viewed as the responsibility of government;
• Programs with a religious, political or lobbying focus;
• Organisations which have not acquitted previous projects funded through the Foundation;
• Requests for sponsorship (click here to view the Greater Bank Sponsorship Guidelines);
• Grants to individuals, including students;
• Grants to community sporting clubs;
• Capital grants for the construction or refurbishment of buildings; renovations, fit-outs etc;
• Conferences or seminars;
• Organisations and/or programs based outside of NSW and the Gold Coast;

• For-profit programs or activities; however social enterprise can be considered under the Foundation's charter;
•Travel, study or conferences;
• Personal living, education, medical or travel expenses;
• Funding to other foundations, trusts or philanthropic organisations;
• Proposals which are identical to a previously submitted, unsuccessful application;
• Commercial film making;
• Fundraising events or activities;
• Overseas appeals;
• Office Equipment;
• Equipment for personal use;
• The purchase and maintenance of motor vehicles;   

• General operating expenses and office overheads, including rent;
•Activities which collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals;
• Retrospective costs;
• Government entities;
• Purchase of land or buildings;
• Expeditions or overseas travel;
• Endowments, memorials or named academic chairs;
• Camps - residential, therapeutic, respite etc.;
• Programs in a school setting*
* Funding would only be considered for programs based in a school setting where there are established relationships/partnerships and a track record of success.

Funding Priorities

Other Funding Opportunities

If you are not eligible for a grant with the Greater Charitable Foundation, you could consider other funding opportunities such as:

- Crowdfunding (The Funding Network and online sites such as Pozible.com and StartSomeGood.com)

- Community fundraising

- Other grant-makers (Philanthropy Australia can assist with this, they have a number of contacts and resources, such as a Funders Directory)

- Government funding

- Fee-for-service activities