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Make a difference.

Support the small charities making a difference to Victorians.

  • Skyline Education Foundation Australia

    The Skyline Education Foundation Australia assists socially and financially disadvantaged, talented young people to step out of adversity and realise their full potential through education. This program supports students through the final two years of their secondary education by providing financial support, counselling and tutoring, leadership development, time management skills, study and exam preparation skills, and personal and career development opportunities. Skyline strives for socioeconomic equity by providing opportunities to students who otherwise may have been denied them by virtue of their family background. With this grant Skyline will continue to give students the tools they need to successfully complete their VCE, get into university and go into a career of their choice.
    2017 grant: $42,696

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  • Fitted for Work

    Fitted for Work (FFW) is financial independence for women who are experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. They focus specifically on developing each woman’s skill and knowledge as well as providing financial security, a sense of social connectedness, dignity and pride. Since 2005 Fitted for Work have assisted over 25,000 women to step out of disadvantage and into work. They might be exiting a domestic violence situation, experiencing homelessness, recently widowed, a newly arrived refugee or have a disability. This grant will provide course materials for 170 women - stationary items and client tool kits of resource materials and salaries for their dedicated and experienced Program Managers.
    2017 grant: $44,810

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  • St Kilda Mums

    St Kilda Mums assists Victoria's most vulnerable families, ensuring that no child goes without the most basic material needs – a safe cot to sleep in, or a pram and car restraint to travel safely in. They re-home donations of pre-loved infant equipment and clothing from the community through their partnerships with Maternal & Child Health Nurses and local social service agencies. This grant will part-fund the salary of the Partnerships Manager (PM). The PM is tasked with developing mutually beneficial partnerships within the business community that will secure more in-kind donations, further grow their corporate volunteering program and diversify the way in which they secure income by growing financial contributions from the business community through workplace giving.
    2017 grant: $50,000

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ABOUT US

Making a difference to Victorian lives.

The Bank of Melbourne Foundation supports local charities and programs that deliver sustainable benefits to Victorian communities.

The Foundation allocates cash grants in funding rounds with a focus on charities that receive little or no government funding.

Since launching in March 2013, the Bank of Melbourne Foundation has donated more than $2.4 million to charities across Victoria. With the generosity of Bank of Melbourne partners, suppliers, customers and dedicated staff, we have been able to grant funds to over 94 Victorian charities. Every dollar we receive is given straight back to these charities who are improving the lives of Victorians. Because we can all make a difference in our local communities.

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SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

The Bank of Melbourne Foundation has supported local communities across Victoria since 2013.

DONATED TO CHARITIES
$2,463,985
CHARITIES FUNDED
94
VICTORIANS HELPED
425,797

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Find out if your charity is eligible to apply for a Bank of Melbourne Foundation grant.

The Bank of Melbourne Foundation supports charities who receive little or no government funding and aren't big enough to generate significant fundraising income of their own. These organisations invest in projects that will improve the lives of Victorian communities. Charities may apply for grants of up to $50,000.

To be eligible for funding, your organisation must:

  • be located in Victoria
  • be focussed on helping neighbourhoods and local communities
  • provide a minimum of 12 months’ worth of audited financials
  • have an annual gross revenue of less than $3 million
  • receive less than 40% of your income from recurrent state, federal or local government funding (unless you have an income less than $1million per annum, in which case your Government funding can exceed 40%)
  • be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936.

We do not fund:

  • projects outside Victoria
  • organisations with an income of more than $3 million per annum.
  • organisations who receive more than 40% of their annual funding from government (unless they have an income less than $1 million per annum)
  • auspiced applications
  • organisations or projects with religious affiliations
  • sponsorship or funding towards a marketing appeal/event or fundraising activities
  • projects that support animals or to promote animal welfare

KEY DATES:

ROUND 1
Opens 8 January 2018 Closes 16 February 2018
ROUND 2
Opens 7 May 2018 Closes 29 June 2018
ROUND 3
Opens 6 August 2018 Closes 14 September 2018

VICTORIAN CHARITIES WE HAVE HELPED

Meet some of our past grant recipients who are delivering sustainable benefits to their local Victorian communities…

FAQ

FAQ

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Following your donation you’ll receive an invoice to your nominated email address.

What will my donation go towards?

Your donation to the Bank of Melbourne Foundation will go towards local charities that receive little or no government funding. Charities can apply for funding through the funding rounds.

When will I receive my item?

The items on this site are a representation only. By purchasing an item you are contributing to the work of the Bank of Melbourne Foundation and not buying the item itself.

FAQ

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Following your donation you’ll receive an invoice to your nominated email address.

What will my donation go towards?

Your donation to the Bank of Melbourne Foundation will go towards local charities that receive little or no government funding. Charities can apply for funding through the 2016 funding rounds.

When will I receive my item?

The items on this site are a representation only. By purchasing an item you are contributing to the work of the Bank of Melbourne Foundation and not buying the item itself.