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Community Customer Grants

What are Community Customer Grants?

At Bank Australia we commit up to 4% of our annual after-tax profit to the Impact Fund. And every year, we use part of our Impact Fund to offer our Community Customer Grants

Our Community Customer Grants are for our community customers – organisations not individuals – who are creating change in areas that are important to our customers. In 2022, our community customers had the opportunity to apply for grants up to $20,000.

Applications for our 2022 Community Customer Grants program are now closed.

Meet our 2022 grant recipients

Meet our 2022 recipients

When will the next grant round open?

Our Community Customer Grants program runs annually. Our next grant round will open March 2023. The exact date will be announced early next year.

Our grant program is open to existing community customers who have held a Bank Australia account for at least 1 year at 30 June every funding year. To be eligible in our 2023 round, customers need to have opened a Bank Australia account or loan on or before 30 June 2022.

They must be an organisation, such as a not for profit, community, school, volunteer or social enterprise with an ABN. Deductible gift recipient status is not required.

Above: The Great Ocean Road, VIC

What are the impact areas?


Our Community Customer Grants fund projects that have a positive impact in areas that are important to our customers:

Taking action to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change

Preventing family and gendered violence and/or supporting people who have been affected by family violence

Building unity and respect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Supporting fair and humane treatment for refugees and people seeking asylum

Supporting the humane treatment of animals

Protecting Australia's natural environment including flora and fauna

Protecting Australia's natural environment including flora and fauna

Financial inclusion

Providing education and support to enable financially excluded people to more fully participate in the community

Education inclusion

Increased equality of education opportunities

Disability inclusion

Supporting increased independence, opportunity and equality for people with disability

LGBTIQ+ inclusion

Supporting equality and equal opportunity for people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.

Want to know more?

Read our FAQs

I am a personal customer of Bank Australia, but my employer is not a customer. Can my employer still apply for funding under the 2022 Community Customer grants?
No. The organisation applying for funding needs to be the Bank Australia customer.

Can only not for profits apply?
Organisations do not nessessarily have to be not for profit to apply. For example, schools or social enterprises can apply as long as they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Do applicants have to have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status to apply?
No. Organisations with and without deductable gift recipient status are welcome to apply.

How long does my organisation have to bank with Bank Australia to be eligible?
Our grant program is open to existing community customers who have held a Bank Australia account for at least 1 year at 30 June every funding year. To be eligible in our 2023 round, customers need to have opened a Bank Australia account or loan on or before 30 June 2022.

Can Bank Australia customers partner with other organisations to deliver a project?
Yes. The lead organisation on the project must be a Bank Australia customer, but that lead organisation is able to partner with other organisations (who may be customers or not).

Can I apply for a project where the impact area is outside of Australia?
No. Our focus is on supporting communities in Australia.

My organisation received a grant from Bank Australia in a previous round, can I apply again?
All eligible applicants are welcome to apply each year. Past receipt of funding from the Bank Australia Impact Fund is no guarantee of future funding.

Can I submit multiple applications for different projects?
No. Applicants can only submit one application per round.

Still have questions?

Community Customer Grant recipients

Check out the full list of recipients, and the stories behind some of our previous customer grant recipients.