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Grants of up to $50k available for local charities

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Last year in NSW alone, St.George Foundation awarded $1.3 million to organisations that help children who are physically, socially or economically disadvantaged – and it has now opened up another funding round for local charities.
Head of St.George Metro, Dominic Papaluca said, “Applications from the Sydney metro area earlier in the year led to St.George Foundation funding charities such as Chain Reaction Foundation, to help at-risk children living in low socio-economic environments; Rainbow Club, to provide learn-to-swim programs for children living with disabilities, the Woolloomooloo Police Scholarship Foundation to help children experiencing disadvantage to attend high school; as well as many more.”
Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation, adds, “St.George Foundation has a long history of supporting kids in Australia, having partnered with more than 800 organisations and investing more than $28 million in Australian communities since the Foundation began in 1990.”
“Improving the lives of children is at the heart of everything we do at St.George Foundation. I encourage community organisations that focus on creating brighter futures for disadvantaged children to visit our website and consider applying for funding,” she said.
To be eligible for funding, an organisation must:  focus its efforts on Australian children under the age of 18 years  be located in NSW, ACT, QLD or WA  have a gross annual revenue of less than $3,000,000  receive less than 40 per cent of its income from recurrent state, federal or local government funding (unless it receives an income less than $1 million per annum, in which case Government funding can exceed 40 per cent)  be endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (but not another ancillary fund).
Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936 Further eligibility and assessment criteria is available on the website.

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