Grants are currently closed

Check back later this year for more information

Grant criteria

The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation aims to improve community wellbeing and life outcomes for people who need it most.

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need throughout our community. The Foundation does so by giving grants to eligible not-for-profit organisations that provide: 

  • Positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers;
  • Health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and
  • Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters. 

Our grants are targeted at making a positive difference to the lives of individuals and their families. We analyse demonstrated outcomes and projected impacts to ensure our grants maximise the benefits they deliver. Our goal is also for our grants to encourage greater collaboration and partnerships between those who share the Foundation’s passion for helping people.

Applications will be available to registered charitable organisations Australia-wide. However, extra weight will be given to causes which benefit a greater number of Heritage customers.

We invite you to read through the Foundation’s specific grant criteria and Frequently Asked Questions below. Check back later in the year for more information on grant timing.

If you would like to speak to a Foundation Representative please visit our Contact page.

Specific criteria include:
  • The applicant must be a registered charitable organisation with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
  • They must address one or more of the above key grant areas
  • Geographic proximity to Heritage Bank customers
  • The project's alignment to Heritage Bank's goal to be passionate about helping people
  • Community input in the project and the benefits the project will create for the community
  • Reach and impact of the project
  • Project financial sustainability
  • Innovation in relation to the project itself or the innovation it brings to a community
  • Sophistication of plans and the ability to properly evaluate the degree of success for your project

You need to be a registered charitable organisation with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status seeking financial assistance for a project that builds and improves community wellbeing and life outcomes for people. We suggest you read the grant criteria to familiarise yourself with the type of projects that will be successful in receiving a grant.

We are currently finalising the process of calling for applications. Please check back here later in the year for further information.

No – but the Foundation Board will balance the individual requests received against the sustainability of the Foundation over the long term. The Foundation has been established to support communities into the future. The intention at this stage is to distribute grants between $5,000 and $50,000.

No, this is not a requirement. 

However if you'd like to switch your banking to Heritage Bank, we have friendly staff ready to help you through the process. Heritage Bank is a customer-owned bank driven by fulfilling its customers’ needs rather than distributing profits to shareholders. It has a passionate desire to be a positive member of the community, as is evident with its support of this Foundation. Go to the Heritage Bank website for more information on how its products and services could benefit you.

The Foundation’s Board will allocate grants based on which organisations align best with the Foundation’s purpose and grant criteria.
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