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2017 Small Investments Round

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.

 

2017 successful projects: 

Zoe Support Australiaoffering increased support services to young mothers in Mildura who are studying or looking for work

Kalay Academy – engaging and supporting Indigenous female students to enhance their confidence, self-esteem, and educational outcomes

Victorian National Parks Association Sea Slug Census – finding, photographing and documenting the occurrence and distribution of these “popular and photogenic marine critters” in Port Philip Bay

Echuca College Science/Makers Fair – engaging over 1000 primary students in STEM education, providing opportunities they would otherwise not have access to

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

Scarf – providing 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 – providing opportunities for people with disability to develop skills in numeracy, banking, retail, customer service and hospitality

Maryborough Education Centre –purchasing a bus to transport students to and from the Flexible Learning Program (FLO)

Nature Glenelg Trust - beginning revegetation efforts at Mt Burr Swamp Habitat Restoration Reserve

Fitted for Work - assisting women experiencing disadvantage in becoming 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