NAB Foundation Community Grants (April 2021)


National Australia Bank Limited
NAB Foundation Community Grants can help you safeguard your community with funding for projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters.

Charities, social enterprises or organisations with a charitable purpose can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following:

  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

Examples of the kinds of initiatives that could be funded include:

  • education
  • training
  • emergency systems
  • preparedness plans
  • mental health support
  • infrastructure
  • equipment
  • business resilience
  • household resilience
  • urban greening
  • reducing climate risk.

Funding Types

There are two funding types available;

  1. Community Grants of up to $10,000, from a total pool of $1 million.
  2. Prizes, from a total prize pool of $200,000 for recipients of Community Grants where the project intends to have long-term social or environmental impact. This funding aims to support grantees replicate the project in other areas, scale it or measuring the impact. Applications can’t be submitted for prizes only.

An idea for Junee Shire’s Village Halls?

Perhaps the NAB Foundation Community Grants program, in conjunction with Junee Community Power’s Circular Fund, could be suitable for funding to build energy resilience in the Community and Village Halls by installing Solar Panels and Battery Reservoirs to provide power to the Halls (and perhaps the surrounding community) during natural disasters.

Apply for NAB Foundation Community Grants

Applications received from November 23, 2020 to March 31, 2021 will be assessed, and successful grantees will be notified in April 2021.

The application form for grants of up to $10,000 will ask questions about the nature of the project, program or initiative, how it aligns with the grant focus areas (listed above), and how the funds will be used.

Questions within the application form will also determine if your project, program or initiative is eligible to be considered for an extra prize from the $200,000 prize pool, on top of the $10,000 grant. If eligible, the form will direct you to additional questions about the intended social or environmental impact of your work. Applications can’t be submitted for prizes only.

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