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Impact Fund Customer Grants

Bank Australia Impact Fund customer grants


Bank Australia invests 4% of its after-tax profits in projects that contribute to the mutual prosperity of people, our communities and the planet.

Through the Impact Fund’s annual customer grants, Bank Australia invests in local projects that benefit people, planet, and prosperity. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for projects focused on: 

  • Renewable energy 
  • Environmental conservation
  • Family and gendered violence
  • Reconciliation
  • Disability
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Financial inclusion 

The next customer grants round will open in early 2018. View the application guidelines from the 2017 customer grants round here.

2017 successful projects

Zoe Support Australia - this project will offer increased support to young mothers in Mildura who are studying or looking for work

Kalay Academy - this project will engage and support indigenous female students to enhance their confidence, self-esteem and educational outcomes

Victorian National Parks Association - this project will conduct a sea slug census to find, photograph and document the occurence and distribution of these 'popular and photogenic marine critters' in Port Phillip Bay

Echuca College Science/Makers Fair - this project will engage over 1000 primary students in STEM education, providing opportunities they would otherwise not have access to

Moe Life Skills - this initiative will provide opportunities for people with high and complex support needs to participate in a physical activity program

Scarf - this project will provide hospitality training programs for young people (18-28 years) seeking asylum and those from refugee and migrant communities who are facing barriers to work

Murray River Tea Rooms - this project will provide opportunities for people with a disability to develop skills in numeracy, banking, retail, customer service and hospitality

Maryborough Education Centre - this initiative will enable the centre to purchase a bus to transport students to and from their Flexible Learning Program 

Nature Glenelg Trust - this project will commence revegetation efforts at Mt Burr Swamp Habitat Restoration Reserve

Fitted for Work - this project will assist women experiencing disadvantage to become work-ready 

2016 recipients

Greening with Meaning

Greening with Meaning

A volunteering program to engage people with dementia in gardening and planting

Solar - Bendigo Archive Centre

Solar - Bendigo Archive Centre

A solar system that will supply over 25% of the community centre’s electricity

TeachLive: Australian Biodiversity

TeachLive: Australian Biodiversity

A scientific expedition for 4 teachers to the Simpson Desert