Foundation to aid community groups

Foundation to aid community groups

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CHARITIES and not-for-profit community groups across SA and the NT are being invited to apply for BankSA Foundation grants of up to $50,000 each to support their causes.

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CHARITIES and not-for-profit community groups across SA and the NT are being invited to apply for BankSA Foundation grants of up to $50,000 each to support their causes.

BankSA chief executive Nick Reade said the funding grants to small charitable organisations made a big difference to South Australians in need.

"BankSA Foundation has already provided $142,000 in grants this year alone, and the next round of grants is now open for small charities who are striving to make a big impact in their local communities," Mr Reade said.

Among the latest round was a $40,000 grant to assist a new support group in northern Adelaide, to help 600 families trying to cope with premature babies and sick children.

BankSA Foundation has developed a proud history of charitable and community support since 1941 when bank staff first agreed to donate part of their wages to send comfort parcels to colleagues serving in the armed forces.

It has since donated more than $9 million to small local charities thanks to the ongoing generosity of BankSA employees through workplace giving and fundraising.

Applications for the next round of BankSA Foundation funding grants close on Friday, October 11.

Eligibility criteria and information about applying can be found at banksa.com.au/foundation.

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