Westpac Foundation announces $1.8M in grants

Westpac Foundation have announced their Seed Funding and National Innovation Grant programs, which will award over $1.8 million to eight not-for-profits.

Six Seed Funding Grants have been awarded to new social enterprise and social innovation projects:

  • 100 Story Building - Vic
  • Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc. - Qld
  • Sensorium Theatre - WA
  • Australian Rites of Passage Institute - NSW
  • Mamre House - NSW
  • Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation - NSW

The two National Innovation Grants have been awarded to established projects with plans for expansion:

  • Landcare Australia
  • Resource Recovery

Through its grants, Westpac Foundation seeks to develop communities in an attempt to ensure the long-term unemployed, Indigenous Australians, refugees, the homeless, and individuals with a disability feel engaged and included.

Westpac Foundation’s Executive Officer Susan Bannigan said the Foundation and Westpac Group work together to provide volunteering and mentoring support, financial education and customised banking solutions that help grantees maximise the impact of their work which seeks to eradicate disadvantage in Australia.”

Since 1999, Westpac Foundation has distributed over $25 million in grants to not for profit organisations across Australia.

Read the press release or find more details on the Westpac Foundation website.

Dec. 04, 2012

 Tags: news, large donations, general

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