Community Grants

Our 2014 Community Grants program has been delayed for six months in order to give applicants absolute certainty over the level of funding that will be available from Australian Ethical. In the past, we have invited grant applications without knowing exactly how much we have available but have allocated funds once the recipients have been chosen. We are still committed to donating 10% of profits to good causes and grants will still be paid in the same financial year, just later in the year.

If you are interested in applying for a grant please complete the form on the right, and we will notify you when applications are open. We apologise for any confusion this change may cause.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Why do we give grants to the community?

We donate 10 per cent of our annual gross profits to charitable, benevolent and conservation causes and projects. Our Grants are made from the shareholder profits of Australian Ethical Investment Ltd and not from the returns of our investment products. Although our investment products are ethically managed we believe in supporting all parts of the community, 'investing' in causes and projects which will have a positive impact on the planet, people and animals.

What we look for?

We seek applications from organisations seeking full or partial funding for specific projects that will efficiently deliver tangible outcomes that help the planet, people and/or animals. We treat each application on its merits but do have some basic requirements.

All of our activities are guided by the Australian Ethical Charter. When making an application, please consider the spirit of the Charter.

2013 Community Grant Recipients

This year, grant applications were received from over 300 organisations across a range of humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare organisations. The majority of the applications were of high quality, suited our selection criteria, and adhered to our Australian Ethical Charter and therefore made the task of determining a short list, for voting by staff and shareholders, extremely hard.

This year’s grants range in size from $4,000 to $30,000 and over half of the projects will be fully funded by Australian Ethical. Recipient groups have a strong focus on efficiently delivering tangible outcomes.

In addition to their grant, all recipients will receive a free two-year subscription to the Centre for Sustainable Leadership’s (CSL) Leadership Rewired online training package. In addition, we plan to work with our clients to help crowdsource the remaining funding for the grant recipients that we were unable to fully fund.

OrganisationProjectGrant 

Street Swags

80 street swags  

$4,800

Project fully funded

Free to shine

Scholarship for girls at risk

$9,000

Project fully funded

Asylum Seeker Centre

Employment assistance program

$30,000

Project fully funded

East Timor Women Australia

Fair futures for women & girls in
Timor-Leste

$30,000

Partially funded

Kokoda Track Foundation

Lighting Up Papua New Guinea

$10,000

Project fully funded

Communities @ Work

The Yellow Van food rescue  

$4,000

Project fully funded

Inanna

Comforting kids

$5,000

Project fully funded

40K Foundation Aust

40K PLUS

$7,250

Partially funded

Australian Conservation Foundation 

100% renewable ready - clearing the barriers to change

$7,250

Partially funded

Primary Ethics

Delivery of ethics classes

$5,000

Partially funded

The Orangutan Project

Wildlife Protection Units

$5,000

Partially funded

See past recipients

Media releases

2014 Community Grants

 

 

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