Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation

Grant Recipients Announced

Grant recipients for our COVID-19 Kick Start Grants have been announced!

Grant criteria
COVID-19 Kick-Start Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many charities are struggling financially at the same time as they face increased demand for services.  At the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation we understand the important role the not-for-profit sector plays in supporting and strengthening the communities we live in.

In June 2020 we opened our inaugural grant round to support Australia charities to continue to deliver vital programs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We committed $90'000 in grants support to nine eligible charities who had seen their fundraising revenue severely reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The recipients of these grants have just been announced.  See the charities we're supporting.

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COVID-19 Kick Start Grants announced!

Meet the deserving not-for-profit organisations who are recipients of the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Kick Start Grants.


Our Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Kick Start Grant recipients needed to meet the following criteria.

  • Be a non-profit with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
  • Be able to show evidence of an effective existing program supporting one or more of the following areas:
     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. 
  • Operate in one or more of the following geographical regions:
     Darling Downs;
     Brisbane and surrounding areas;
     Gold Coast;
     Sunshine Coast;
     Wide Bay Burnett;
     Lockyer Valley;
     Southern Downs;
     Western Downs and/or;
     Western Sydney (Parramatta and The Hills Shire).
  • Have had a significant reduction in fundraising income due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Be clearly able to demonstrate the number of people who will be positively impacted by provision of the grant.
  • Have an annual income for 2019 (based on their latest audited report) of under $10 million.
  • Obtain less than 70% of their annual income from government sources.

Grant applications are currently closed. For more information on the criteria used to assess applications in the COVID-19 Kick Start Grants, refer to our COVID-19 Kick-Start Grant Guidelines and Grant Application FAQ's.

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