Community Grants 2017

Providing financial support to not-for-profit organisations

We believe it’s important for business to play a leadership role in making the world a better place, not just to make profit.

That’s why we distribute 10% of our yearly after-tax profits* to charitable organisations and social impact initiatives, through the Australian Ethical Foundation.

Our community grants program provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations that contribute to humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare efforts in Australia and abroad.

*before deducting bonus and grant expense

The ocean has a deep problem with plastic

Meet one of our Community Grants 2016’s recipients – Taronga Conservation Society Australia and their ‘Plastic Free Oceans’ campaign. Our love for plastic continues to endanger marine life. Our recent experience meeting a green sea turtle recovering at the intensive unit of Taronga Wildlife hospital, from a life threatening plastic injury, brought us closer to this reality. We need to turn back the tide and the time to act is now.

Community Grants application 2017

Ensure you read the Terms of Funding and Privacy Collection Notice before you begin. We recommend you prepare your responses in advance – based on the Application Guidelines – because your responses aren’t saved as you work through the questions. If you prepare, you should be able to complete the application in about 15 minutes.
  • About your organisation

  • Be sure to use your registered business name, because if a grant is awarded, payment will be made to the entity's ABN-registered name.
  • Tell us what your organisation is trying to achieve as a whole.
  • If your project covers multiple categories, please select the category that BEST represents your organisation. During our selection process, we will ascertain if a project crosses over categories and review it accordingly.
  • Who is the best person we can contact from your organisation in relation to your application?

  • Demonstrate your charitable or not-for-profit status

    This is not a compulsory requirement for an application.
  • Details of your project

  • Tell us about the specific target population that will participate in and/or benefit from this project – including number of people, region, age, gender, and other demographics.
  • Ideally, provide us with qualitative and/or quantitative data that identifies the severity of the issue your project addresses, like anecdotes and statistics.
  • Outline all tangible outcomes you expect for the beneficiaries. (Eg. Divert ___kilograms of waste from landfill, provide work opportunities for ___ people with disabilities, increase study time for kids to ___ hours per evening. Ideally, these outcomes are those used across the rest of the organisation to determine the impact of the work you’re doing).
  • Eg. staff involved, techniques/methods used, technologies utilised etc.
  • Presenting Your Project

  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
    If you are successful in making it to the shortlist, we’ll use this image on our website. Remember, we ask our shareholders and members to vote on their favourite projects, so make it something people can connect with! By uploading an image you acknowledge you have the rights to use this image and give Australian Ethical a licence to use it for marketing purposes.
  • If you are successful in making it to the shortlist, we’ll use this on our website for voting. Please see the following link for examples from last year (https://www.australianethical.com.au/community-grants-voting-2016/).
  • Funding and Budget

  • ItemAmount ($) 
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    Breakdown individual line items such as salaries, equipment, travel/transport, administration, etc. (up to 31 December 2018)
  • OrganisationAmount ($) 
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    Confirmed funding can be from both internal and external sources (up to 31 December 2018)
  • OrganisationAmount ($) 
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    Unconfirmed funding can be from both internal and external sources (up to 31 December 2018)
  • Organisation & ItemAmount ($) 
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    Include an estimated value for non-cash contributions such as services, equipment, time, and materials (up to 31 December 2018)
  • Organisational Details

    This is NOT a compulsory requirement for an application.
    This is NOT a compulsory requirement for an application.
  • Drop files here or
  • I confirm that the organisation named on this application has given me authority to submit this application to Australian Ethical on their behalf. I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Funding & Privacy Collection Notice before making this application. By uploading an image I acknowledge you have the rights to use this image and give Australian Ethical a licence to use it for marketing purposes. I confirm that if our application is successful we will apply the funds for the purpose(s) set out in this application form and will provide Australian Ethical with an End of Funding Report upon request. I know Australian Ethical will email a copy of my responses to me once my application has been received.