The Border Trust Community Grant Program opens 1 February.

General Information for grant applicants here.

MISSION
The mission of Border Trust: the Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga Region (Border Trust) is to promote and build a resourceful and sharing community by encouraging and enabling local philanthropy.

SPECIFIC GRANTING AIMS
Border Trust’s granting program will fund projects:

  • To promote leadership in the community
  • To build the community’s capacity to improve itself
  • To support opportunities that multiply local benefits
  • To promote social responsibility
  • To encourage a giving culture
  • To promote social justice
  • To develop partnerships and build relationships.

2017 ALLOCATIONS

COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
This allocation is not themed and can provide assistance to a broad range of charitable initiatives that provide benefit to our community.

VICTORIAN CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM
This funding has been made available through the Victorian Government.
Applicant organisations must reside within the Victorian local government areas of Alpine, Towong, Indigo and Wodonga.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT GRANT
This funding has been made available through proceeds of a Youth Engagement breakfast held at the SS&A Club in May 2016.  The funds will support projects providing employment or training opportunities for 18-25 year olds.

ADROIT INSURANCE GROUP NAMED SUB FUND CONTRIBUTION
This allocation represents Adroit’s annual contribution towards a project/s with a focus on young people.

GRANT AMOUNT
Grants of between $500 and $3000 will be distributed each grant round.  Occasionally a grant of up to $5000 may be awarded.  We welcome partnerships and encourage applicants to seek funds from a range of sources.

ELIGIBILITY
All organisations applying for funding must:

  • Lie within the Border Trust’s Local Government Areas of Albury, Alpine, Corowa, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong, Tumbarumba & Wodonga
  • Be not-for-profit community based and function for charitable purposes with a registered ABN
  • Organisations with, and without, Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 1) status are invited to apply
  • An auspicing body may be considered in exceptional circumstances (discuss with Border Trust prior to submitting your Application).

 2015 BORDER TRUST COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM Recipients

  • Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare: “Raising our Profile” Event Kits $4,529.
  • Murray Arts: “Burraja Arts Exhibition Space” $2,000.
  • Wodonga District Girl Guides: “The Great Outdoors Program” $1,000.
  •  Belvoir Special Development School: “Bel54 Community Café” $3,000
    (co-funded by Border Trust & Adroit Insurance Group).
2015 Recipients BT

2015 Border Trust Community Grant Recipients: Murray Arts General Manager – Karen Gardner, Belvoir Special School – Leanne Novak, Wodonga District Girl Guides – Kelly Jones & Brenda Roberts and Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Board member Alison Leahy (back).



See details of grants awarded at  Stories from Grant Recipients