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:
The two National Innovation Grants have been awarded to established projects with plans for expansion:
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.
Dec. 04, 2012
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