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Grants up to $50,000 available

Small organisations who dream big can apply.

BankSA Foundation is calling on small organisations dedicated to making a big impact in the community to apply for funding grants of up to $50,000 each, with applications now open.

Foundation grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations that work to provide a brighter future for socially, economically or physically disadvantaged people.

BankSA Chief Executive Nick Reade said in its 75 years, BankSA Foundation has donated close to $9 million to local organisations, including over $180,000 in grants this year alone.

“Funding for Motor Neurone Disease Association, Childhood Cancer Association’s hospital visitation program, Operation Flinders, Foodbank SA, batyr and Lisa Fahey Foundation, were selected in BankSA Foundation’s earlier 2017 grant rounds due to the considerable impact this funding would have in our community,” he said.

“Over the years our contribution has been significant and driven by employee giving, and I encourage community organisations to visit our website and consider applying for a funding grant.”

To be eligible for a grant, an organisation must:  Be located and focus its efforts in South Australia or Northern Territory;  Have a gross annual revenue of less than $5,000,000;  Receive less than 60 per cent of its income from recurrent state, federal or local government funding (unless it receives an income less than $1 million per annum, in which case government funding can exceed 60 per cent); and  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.

Applications close 29 September 2017.

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