Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund launches another round of Local Grants

Grants up to $10,000 are now available for organisations supporting the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Online applications are open from Monday 9 July 2007 to Friday 17 August 2007.

The first round of grants in 2007 saw over $380,000 given to 53 organisations from across Australia. Projects ranged from recreation programs for children with disabilities, nutrition programs in schools and early intervention programs for at-risk children.

For this round of grants there is over $500,000 available for worthy causes.

To be eligible organisations need to:

  • support the health and wellbeing of Australian children
  • identify realistic, measurable and achievable project goals and outcomes
  • be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status

The Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund is arguably the oldest workplace giving program in Australia, and has been actively helping local communities since 1917. Funds are raised through fortnightly contributions from current and retired Bank staff, to help support organisations that improve the health and welfare of Australian children.

The Bank meets the Fund’s administration costs, leaving every dollar raised available for distribution to worthy organisations nominated by the Fund’s committee of staff members.

Full details of the Local Grants Program are available on www.commbank.com.au/localgrants

Jul. 11, 2007

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