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Supporting the communities in which Macquarie lives and works has been an important part of their activities. Macquarie is marking their 50th anniversary by extending this tradition with a further $A50 million commitment. It is expected to be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($A10 million each) over a five-year period to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit.

This new global award seeks to initiate or build on bold ideas that address an area of social need. The award encourages non-profits to be imaginative in their thinking about the enduring outcomes they can achieve with this funding.

Award objectives:

  • to build on an eligible organisation’s ability to address an area of social need
  • to encourage eligible organisations to be bold in their thinking about how to address social needs
  • to support excellence in the implementation of these bold ideas
  • to publicly promote the selected organisations’ work and inspire continuing best practice within the social sector.

Applicant organisations need to meet the following criteria:

  • must be a registered non-profit within the applicable country and have audited financial statements and a board of directors
  • must have a current annual operating budget of minimum $A4 million
  • must demonstrate that it has been in operation for a minimum of three years
  • must be able to provide evidence or data to support the expected outcomes of their proposed project (either the organisation’s own data if a project is already underway, or research done elsewhere if a new project is proposed)
  • the proposed project must be delivered within five years upon receipt of funds or demonstrate a strong ongoing sustainability model following the five-year funding period. Funds will be released according to an agreed project timeline.

Applications close: 16 November 2018.

More information and application

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