Commonwealth Bank Community Grant Scheme

Applications for the Commonwealth Bank Community Grant scheme for 2016 open today, 29th February 2016.

This year we will be awarding $2 million in grants of up to $10,000 each to youth-focused charities nationally, as well as continuing the Bank’s ongoing support of Midnight Basketball and Clown Doctors.

With a mission to support the health and wellbeing of Australian youth, the CBA Staff Community Fund commenced in 1917 and is Australia’s largest workplace giving program, with more than 13,000 staff donating each fortnightly pay.

Applications close at 5pm 28th March 2016.

You may care to share this email with Community Groups which you consider would benefit from a grant.

Further information and registration details can be found at:

You may like to also review some of the past winners’ applications which can be found at :

We suggest that applicants:

  • keep the application impactful, in terms of getting across the concept of the program for which support is sought;
  • comment on the ongoing sustainability of the program beyond the initial funding; and
  • provide some comment what greater benefit the broader community would receive.

Stand Up and Be Counted

The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards are now calling for nominations.

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • Department of Primary Industries Crown Reserve Trust Corporate Manager’s Award
  • Department of Primary Industries Crown Reserve Trust Community Trust Manager’s Award
  • Prime Super Community of the Year Award Population under 15,000 Award
  • Prime Super Community of the Year Award Population over 15,000 Award
  • Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
  • MOA Benchmarking Community Service in Aged Care Award
  • Peabody Energy Environment and Landcare Award
  • Dobija World Events and Tourism Award
  • CRT Agricultural Community Achiever Award

Winners will receive either $2,500 thanks to the Commonwealth Bank or a Television Advertising Package on PRIME7. As major prize patrons, PRIME7 and The Commonwealth Bank will be presenting all winners with a magnificent trophy and all nominees will receive Certificate of Achievement. Winners will be announced in Dubbo at the Gala Dinner Awards Presentation at the Dubbo RSL on Saturday 14tht November 2015.

The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards are proudly supported by Angove Family Winemakers. For more information or nomination forms please contact the Awards Office on 1300 735 445 or visit the website at


Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund | 2014 Grants Program

Since 1917 our Staff Community Fund has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Thanks to the generosity of our staff who donate to the Staff Community Fund, we are able to assist thousands of Aussie kids each year. In 2014 we are awarding $2 million, in grants of up to $10,000 to youth-focused community organisations across Australia.

The Grants program commenced in 2007 and has since awarded grants of up to $10,000 to more than 900 organisations, totalling more than $7.6million.  Grants allow staff to give back to the communities we live and work in by awarding funding to local charities in these communities.

Would you know a community group that would like to apply?

Applications are currently open for our 2014 Community Grant’s program. For information on how to apply, visit Applications close on Friday 14 March  2014.

Who is eligible to apply for a Community Grant?

To apply for a Community Grant the organisation must support youth up to the age of 21 years old in Australia and be endorsed with a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Tax Office or Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Past Recipients

In 2013 we were pleased to support 235 Community organisations across Australia by awarding more than $2,000,000 in Community Grants.

We’re for the Bush Drought Appeal

Commonwealth Bank has joined forces with the Daily Telegraph and 2GB to launch an appeal to raise funds for people in drought affected rural areas in NSW.

The campaign commenced this week with a $50K donation from the Commonwealth Bank, along with contributions from the Daily Telegraph and Macquarie Radio, owner of 2GB.

The Bank’s initial contribution will help to fund a convoy of six trucks that will deliver 246 bales of hay to farms between Corowa and Walgett. The convoy leaves Corowa today, visiting farms along the route, before arriving in Dubbo at lunchtime on Saturday.  The Mayor of Dubbo will host a fundraising event including a community barbecue and live country music.

The convoy will then continue to Walgett where their Mayor will put on another event where the community will be treated to free food and music.

After the initial hay delivery, proceeds from the ongoing appeal – which will be administered by the Salvation Army – will be made available to those in need in the form of vouchers for IGA supermarkets and rural store CRT.

We are committed to supporting our customers and the community in times of need, which is why we’ve partnered with The Daily Telegraph and 2GB to launch this appeal.

Make a donation:

To donate, please:

  1. visit your nearest Commonwealth Bank branch, or
  2. pay via direct credit to:

Account Name: The Salvation Army – ‘We’re for the bush’ drought appeal

BSB: 062000

Account Number: 15295020

  1. pay online with a credit card via the Bank’s website link below.