Community Sector Banking’s Social Investment Grant Program

Applications open today for Community Sector Banking’s 2018 Social Investment Grants Program, building resilience and capability for people who are experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse.


Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants totalling $300,000.


Key dates for the 2018 Social Investment Grants Program are:

  • 1 May 2018 - grant applications open
  • 31 May 2018 - grant applications close 5pm AEST


The program was launched yesterday at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne, where past recipients Youth Project and the Melbourne Homelessness Collective, and social commentator Van Badham spoke about the issues of homelessness and domestic abuse.


“The impressive growth in our annual Social Investment Grant funding pool speaks to the strength of the grants program – which is financed by contributions from Social Investment Deposit Account holders, along with 50% of our net profits from that product,” said Andrew Cairns, Community Sector Banking CEO."


Not-for-profits can apply for grants of $25,000 or $50,000 to build resilience and capability in people experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse.


“We recognised that homelessness and domestic abuse remain the greatest crises Australian communities currently face, and that long-term support and solutions are key to properly address them,” said Mr Cairns.


Find out more about the Social Investment Grants Program at:


Community Sector Banking is the not-for-profit banking specialist for more than 13,000 organisations; it’s a joint venture between Bendigo Bank and the Community 21 consortium of not-for-profit organisations, established 15 years ago.


1 May 2018.