Grants

Grant round now open

As part of Community Business Bureau’s commitment to building a stronger not for profit sector, we are proud to offer not for profit organisations across Australia the opportunity to apply for one of our Community Business Grants.

Current round

Our current sector environment has provided many examples of the need for effective risk management processes, from business continuity planning under COVID-19 and increased cyber threats, Royal Commissions and clinical care breakdowns within disability services.

In this current round, we are offering two grants in the form of risk management consulting support*.  This program is designed to develop the successful organisations’ risk management processes and expertise.

Organisations are invited to apply for their preferred option of A or B as follows:

A. Facilitated risk register workshop and development of risk register, including a high level training session on risk management for workshop participants.

B. Review and update of the suite of risk related documentation including risk policy, risk procedure, risk appetite, risk framework and board risk committee terms of reference.

There are two grants available. Subject to the applications received, CBB may elect to award one of each grant option or two of one option.

The consulting project will be delivered by Andrew Ellis between September and December 2020.

*This is intended for broad business risk management support, and not a specialist risk area such as cyber risk or clinical risk.

Future grant rounds

Working with over 600 not for profit organisations across Australia, we see various trends and needs within the sector. In each grant round we will offer targeted solutions to support these common sector themes.  So far in 2020 we’ve offered grants in the form of financial consulting support, a well being program and these risk management grants.  To be the first to know about future grant rounds please register here.  You want to find out more about our consultants methodology here.

Application process

Applications close at 1pm (ACST) on Friday 21 August 2020.

Objectives

The risk management grant program is designed to provide organisations with targeted support to help them develop their risk management practices. Support will be customised to the successful organisations specifically and is designed to:

  • Develop skills and knowledge of effective risk management practices
  • Develop organisations’ maturity in risk management and governance
  • Support putting in place robust and effective risk management processes

Program scope

The scope will be dependent on the specific needs of the successful organisations.

For each successful organisation, we will hold a kick-off meeting to focus the desired objectives, scope and deliverables for the project.

Who is eligible to apply

Any organisation registered with the ACNC or ORIC can nominate to take part.  Multiple applications for the same organisation are not permitted.  You do not need to be an existing CBB client to apply.

Organisational criteria

  • Organisations must be registered as a charity with the ACNC or as an Indigenous Corporation with ORIC.
  • Organisations must have been operating for at least 12 months.
  • The majority of the organisation’s services must be delivered in Australia.
  • Organisations who have previously applied for or received a CBB grant are eligible to apply.

Other criteria

  • Successful applicants must be happy to acknowledge CBB as a sponsor of the initiative and provide information to CBB as to how the grant has assisted your organisation or the community you serve.
  • Successful applicants must be prepared to participate in CBB’s marketing and community engagement in relation to the grant. You may be requested to provide a case study and to participate in activities such as podcasts, webinars, annual reports, videos or other marketing collateral.
  • Applications must be approved by the applicant organisation’s Chief Executive or Board Chair.

Other important information

  • Each grant is in the form of pro bono consulting advice.
  • Successful applicants do not receive a cash grant, nor will they be reimbursed for the value of any unused program activities.
  • Only one application can be made per organisation.

Enquiries

Due to the large number of applications received for CBB Community Business Grants, unfortunately we cannot take telephone enquiries.

Enquiries are to be made by email only to grants@cbb.com.au. Every effort will be made to answer all email enquiries within two working days. Please allow for this response time when making your enquiry.

Before making an enquiry, please ensure you have read these guidelines carefully. Applications are welcome from organisations that meet the criteria outlined above.

Application guidelines

You will be required to provide CBB with details of your ACNC or ORIC registration.

Your application must be submitted via the online application form on the CBB website. If you begin your application but are unable to complete it at the time, you can return to it later but this must be done on the same device and web browser you started on. Cookies must also be enabled.

Selection process

  • Online application forms must be completed by the closing date (1pm ACST on Friday 21 August 2020). CBB will then review all applications for best fit with our selection criteria. We will endeavour to award grants across a range of different organisation types and geographies.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by CBB within two weeks of the closing date.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four weeks of the closing date. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to provide specific feedback on the reasons why your application was unsuccessful.
  • Successful applicant/s are asked to publicly acknowledge receipt of the grant through such means as social media, organisational newsletter or website announcement, or otherwise as specified in the guidelines.
  • CBB’s decision is final.

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About Community Business Grants

As part of Community Business Bureau’s commitment to building a stronger not for profit sector, we are proud to offer not for profit organisations across Australia the opportunity to apply for one of our Community Business Grants.

CBB is a not for profit social enterprise. This means that we reinvest our annual profits into developing our organisation and supporting the not for profit sector through the provision of grants and other initiatives. For more information about how we support the sector, click here.

Working with over 600 not for profit organisations across Australia, we see various trends and needs within the sector. In each grant round we will offer targeted solutions to support these common sector themes.