Greater Charitable Foundation is again looking to partner with eligible charitable organisations that are improving the life outcomes of families and communities.
This year’s founding round is open from 26 February to 12 March.
Greater Charitable Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Anne Long, said that the annual funding of between $30,000 and $350,000 for up to three years will be available to eligible charity groups.
“Over the past seven years we have taken great pride in the work our amazing partners have undertaken in their respective communities.
“We have seen first-hand how providing funding to a dedicated and committed charity group can make a significant impact on the area of need in their community.
“In 2018 we are again looking to support charities that are working to improve life outcomes and deliver long-lasting change in our communities,” Ms Long said.
Expressions of interest close on 12 March, at which time a shortlist of applicants will be invited to submit final proposals by early June. Successful partners will be announced in late July.
To date, Greater Charitable Foundation has provided more than $7million to 25 charity partners, including Starlight Children’s Foundation, McGrath Foundation, Clontarf Foundation, Harry Meyn Foundation, and OzHarvest.
Greater Charitable Foundation is funded from the profits of Greater Bank, and Ms Long said the bank’s support goes well beyond financial.
“Volunteering is a key platform of our Foundation, and the volunteer and pro bono support provided by Greater Bank staff to our charity partners is fantastic; last year alone more than 230 staff volunteered their time to support a number of our partners, many volunteering more than once.”
“It’s just another example of Greater Bank’s commitment to supporting the communities that support us,” she said.
The customer-owned Greater Bank offers banking services to around 250,000 customers across NSW and south-East Queensland.