Community grants

Congratulations to our 2020 grant recipients!


After a record number of applications, we're excited to announce this year's community grant recipients in the categories of digital innovation, embracing diversity and environmental advocacy.

Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to apply and encourage you to do so again next year.

2020 Community grant recipients

Learning Links

We’re helping Learning Links provide assistive technology to support students with learning difficulties across Sydney, improving their ability to engage with the curriculum and their educational outcomes.

Parramatta District Cricket Club

Don’t miss a wicket as Parramatta District Cricket Club introduces live streaming of both men’s and women’s matches. Recordings of these matches will be invaluable for training, coaching and analysis purposes.

St Aloysius Primary, Cronulla

By providing technology, we're helping Year 5 and 6 STEM students deliver their innovative system that measures tide and salinity levels. It also uses radio frequencies to control automated moisture sensors and pumps for the Cronulla Woolooware Wastewater Re-use Scheme.

Surf Life Saving Australia, Randwick District

Our funding will enable the installation of a digital collision avoidance system and portable thermal imaging technology in their rescue vehicle. This technology ensures the safety of volunteers and helps make 24/7 search and rescue operations more efficient.

The Australian Heart/Lung Transplant Association

By helping fund the purchase of two Accuvein AV500 machines for the Heart/Lung Clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, we're supporting the delivery of safe and painless medical procedures to patients.

Accessible Diversity Services Initiative

Most of us grew up learning to swim and understand dangers of Australia’s beaches. However newly arrived refugees weren’t as lucky and are at a significantly higher risk of drowning and injury. We’re funding a refugee youth learn to swim program, teaching lifesaving skills and basic water safety.

Autism Mates

We'll be helping Autism Mates deliver a message of inclusion, anti-bullying and the importance of friendship to young people, helping them to educate kids about diversity and accepting differences.

Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation

Maintaining connection to Country can be difficult for urban Aboriginal communities. A community garden featuring native plants will provide the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation with a culturally appropriate education space in which younger generations can learn the properties and dreaming of the plants and practise their traditional uses. 

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation 

The ‘Healing through Movement’ program will see a six-week Qigong online workshop delivered for people living with HIV, reducing social isolation and encouraging connections for participants.

Charity Bounce 

This program uses sports and volunteerism to engage culturally and linguistically diverse at-risk young people with education and employment pathways.

Disabled Surfers Association

Those with disabilities often experience great challenges in safely accessing the beach and the surf. By funding the 2020 ‘Hands on Day’ event, we’re helping all members of the community enjoy the beach and surfing experiences in a safe environment.  

Katoomba High School P&C Association

We’re funding the redesign of the outdoor learning space to better cater for the needs of the students who have autism, intellectual and physical disabilities to enhance their learning opportunities.

Streetwork Australia

We’re supporting Streetwork to deliver PRIDE - an empowerment program that focuses on improving mental health, wellbeing and personal capabilities for at-risk young LGBTQIA people.

Top Blokes Foundation 

Support for this evidence-based program will provide ongoing mentoring to disenfranchised young men, to build confidence and self-esteem as a means of addressing anti-social behaviour, youth crime and mental health.

Clean4Shore

Clean4Shore will deliver six field trips for local high schools to target areas of the Hawkesbury River impacted by waste. The initiative will educate the students on the impacts of plastics and other waste in the environment.  

Friends of Lane Cove National Park

We're helping volunteers regenerate the 'Fairyland' area of the Lane Cove National Park by providing over 160 hours of targeted bush regeneration work. They’re focussing on eliminating invasive weeds including Privet, Tradescantia and a weedy passion fruit that is quickly spreading and endangering past gains in the area.  

Holroyd Parramatta Mobile Minders

We're supporting Holroyd Parramatta Mobile Minders in providing an education program for under 5's to teach them the importance of the 3 R's (re-use, recycle, reduce).

St Ursula’s College, Kingsgrove

A STEM led produce garden will help connect students with food production cycles, sustainability practices and the importance of innovative solutions to modern issues. The garden will include live and automated systems, all digitally monitored on a custom website.  

House of Welcome, St Francis Social Services

We’ll be supporting a culturally sensitive foodbank service for asylum seekers while implementing ways of eliminating waste within our processes.

River Canoe Club of NSW

Continuing with their mission to clean-up Cook’s River, the River Canoe Club will again bring together likeminded organisations for a clean-up event and engage with the local community on how they personally can reduce their impact on pollution entering our waterways. 

Total Environmental Centre

Through a range of initiatives, the Total Environment Centre will encourage and empower international students to make responsible choices and choose tap water over bottled water, with the aim of reducing single-use plastic bottles impacting our environment. 

Man pouring milk into a cup for schoolchild

We like to lend a hand and support our community in many ways.