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Australian Ethical Investment – Community Grants

September 22, 2014

Every year Australian Ethical Investment donates 10% of its pre-tax profits to organisations making a positive difference in the world.


Eligible organisations include those working for charitable, benevolent and conservation purposes as part of a contribution to a positive and sustainable society. We include in this registered charities, not for profit companies or social enterprises. If you are the latter, you must be reinvesting 100% of any profits into your enterprise’s mission. No dividends can be paid to owners or shareholders.

All of our activities are guided by the Australian Ethical Charter. When making an application, please consider the spirit of the Charter.


We seek applications from organisations seeking funding for new or existing projects delivering tangible outcomes that postively impact the planet, people and/or animals. We treat each application on its merits but do have some basic requirements. For example, we require your organisation to have an ABN (or Incorporation Number) and an Australian bank account.


Our community program for 2014/15 is being split into several programs across the year. This first round of grants will be for specific and impactful projects by organisations looking to positively impact people, animals and/or the environment. Australian Ethical prioritises project-orientated grant giving.

For this first round, the grants on offer are:

2 grants of $20,000
5 grants of $10,000
2 grants of $5,000

Find out more and apply by Friday 31 October on the official website.

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