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.


End of Year Interagency Project

Brian Pember and I thought it would be a great idea to make Nick Guggisberg our end of year Interagency Project.

Nick is gro7031bf2e1ec54a2edec87cd8263ffc64-5289381430accwing a moustache for Movember and has agreed to keep it on until the December Interagency meeting… If we promote for donations through the Interagency.

So here we go…

Help Nick fight the good fight for men’s health by donating online at:

Your donation will support world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on:
– awareness and education
– staying mentally healthy
– living with and beyond cancer
– living with and beyond mental illness
– research

All working to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

These funded programs are spread across Australia, please visit the Funded Programs page for all the hairy details:

Thanks in advance for supporting my Mo and helping to change the face of men’s health.

United we Mo