NAB Foundation Community Grants

Date/Deadline: 28 Feb, 2023

Australian communities are being impacted more and more by natural disasters as their climate changes. NAB Foundation Community Grants fund local projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters and climate change.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community-led projects that do one or more of the following:

  • Readiness: help communities (people, environments, infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters
  • Recovery: help communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters
  • Future-proofing: reduce the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community’s carbon emissions

A total of $1 million in grants is available in two grant award rounds each year.

Round 1 is now open and applications close on 28 February 2023. Successful grantees will be notified, in April 2023.
Round 2 opens 1 March and applications close on 31 August 2023. Successful grantees will be notifed, in October 2023.

The program has an additional $200,000 available in impact grants to be awarded to local projects that can be scaled or replicated in other communities and locations to help people, places, wildlife or the environment. Whole-of-organisation NAB votes will decide Impact Grant recipients for each Round. There can be up to four $25,000 Impact Grants awarded per round.

NAB Foundation Community Grants are open to:

  • Charities that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission (ACNC)
  • Social enterprises (not-for-profit and for-profit) or start-ups with social and/or environmental impact at the core of their business
  • Groups or organisations (not-for-profit and for-profit) that hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have a charitable purpose
  • local government or government-funded facilities (such as a school or childcare centre) seeking funding for a program that furthers charitable purpose.

Your organisation does not need to have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

If your organisation is not a registered charity or social enterprise with the ACNC, it must have documentation that demonstrates its charitable purpose. You’ll be asked to certify this and upload supporting documentation in the application form.

If you are a government entity (local government or council), you will be asked to certify that the funds will be used solely for the charitable purpose outlined in your application, and not recorded as a donation to a government or political party, or as a political donation.

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