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Philanthropy Australia's Response to COVID-19

Resources and information to help keep your giving on track during COVID-19

COVID-19 National Funding Platform

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Responding to the Australian Bushfires

Philanthropy has an integral role to play in changing the way Australia responds to deal with bush fires.

Latest news

Jul. 02, 2020 Inaugural grant round provides $90,000 for charities hit by COVID in QLD and NSW

The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation’s first-ever round of grants will see $90,000 being made available to help smaller charities in QLD and NSW that have been hit hard by COVID-19. Read more…

Jun. 17, 2020 Vale Dr Christopher Baker

One of Australian philanthropy’s champions for a more equitable society, Dr Christopher Baker, has passed away in Melbourne after a short illness. Read more…

Jun. 10, 2020 Keep government support to help charities’ viability: SVA report

The JobKeeper payment should be phased out slowly and JobSeeker payment retained at its current level as part of the COVID-19 recovery process and to help off-set the pandemic’s forecast dire impact on the nation’s charity sector. Read more…

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Philanthropy and COVID-19

Philanthropy and COVID-19

The latest information and resources on COVID-19

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