The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation is very proud to announce their inaugural grant round of $90,000 is now open to help charities continue to deliver vital programs during these very challenging and uncertain times.
COVID-19 restrictions have left many charities struggling financially at the same time as they face increased demand for services. A recent COVID-19 impact benchmarking study by More Strategic showed event income had reduced by 42% in March 2020 compared to the same month last year.
The COVID-19 Kick-Start Grant Round comprises nine $10,000 grants which are to be used to fund an eligible charity’s existing program.
To be eligible, organisations must:
We want the Foundation to do more than “just write a cheque” - we want to harness the collective strength of the Heritage Bank community to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals and their families.
We ask that you please alert eligible charities in your region of this assistance. They can apply via the Foundation website www.heritagecharitablefoundation.org.au
The grant round will open on Wednesday 24 June, 2020 and close on Friday 31 July, 2020 at 5.00pm. The Foundation will notify the successful recipients in early October 2020.
The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation was established in 2018 as a Public Ancillary Fund, with seed funding of $2 million from Heritage Bank. The Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need throughout our community. Our philosophy is to provide support now whilst building a strong corpus that will benefit and build stronger communities well into the future.
Heritage Bank funds all operational costs of the Foundation, ensuring all donations received and investment income generated is applied to helping those in need, now and into the future.