Our customers are supporting climate action, promoting wildlife conservation and growing community connections across Australia through our 2018 Customer Grants program.
This year 12 community customers will receive grants of up to $10,000 to deliver projects across Australia that will create positive social and environmental change.
The successful projects will help address the areas that our customers tell us are important to them including renewable energy and environmental conservation, family and gendered violence, reconciliation, disability, educational disadvantage and refugees and people seeking asylum.
“The annual Customer Grants program is funded through our Impact Fund, where we invest 4% of our after tax profits. As part owners in the bank, this wouldn’t be possible without our customers. This is their impact,” said Bank Australia Managing Director Damien Walsh.
“Our 2018 grants program received many high quality applications, making our final decision a tough one. We’d like to thank all the organisations who applied for a grant this year.
“We’re proud to be able to support projects that will create positive social and environmental impact across Australia, in places like Townsville Queensland, Brewarrina in northern NSW, and the Latrobe Valley in Victoria.
Bank Australia is proud to be investing $110,000 from the Impact Fund to support projects like:
- Helping the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland plant a corridor of Birdwing Butterfly vine to conserve one of Australia’s largest and most vulnerable butterflies
- An Underground Roller Disco series that connects community housing residents in Collingwood
- Rescuing household goods from landfill and donating them to families escaping family violence through the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in NSW
- Providing training and skills to community organisers to take action on climate change in their local communities in NSW and Victoria’s Latrobe Valley
- Sharing of local indigenous knowledge and culture with kids at the James Cook University Early Learning Centres by planting bush tucker gardens
This year Bank Australia will also be scaling up investment by entering into longer term partnerships to grow the scale and impact of some programs funded in previous annual Customer Grants rounds.