Ten of our community customers will receive a share in almost $100,000 in grants for projects addressing environmental sustainability, gender equality, reconciliation, disability and educational disadvantage.
For the second year the Bank Australia Impact Fund customer grants will provide funding of up to $10,000 for organisations working to benefit people and planet. Our priority funding areas are selected in response to Bank Australia customer surveys so we are sure to invest funds in areas our customers think are important.
This year’s funded projects include a support service for young mothers who are studying or looking for work, a revegetation project at Mt Burr Swamp Habitat Restoration Reserve, and a physical activity program for people with complex care needs in Gippsland.
“It is a privilege for Bank Australia to support projects addressing the issues our customers care most passionately about,” said Bank Australia Managing Director Damien Walsh.
“We received many high quality applications from our customers for some fantastic initiatives. I’d like to thank everyone who applied for this year’s customer grants for sharing with us their projects.
“The 10 selected projects will offer a significant benefit to local communities, addressing key issues such as educational disadvantage and environmental conservation,” Damien said.
The Bank Australia Impact Fund supports projects that create a positive impact in the world. Each year, we commit 4% of our annual after-tax profit to the Impact Fund to support initiatives that benefit people and the planet. This includes an annual customer grants round supporting projects run by our community customers. The next round will open in February 2018.
View the full list of our 2017 customer grants recipients here.