ING DIRECT's Community Impact program aims to make a positive and meaningful difference in the community. As an innovative company, we believe in supporting social innovation - new and different ways to address pressing needs in our community. Just as we seek to make it simple and straightforward for our customers to deal with us, we also want to ensure we make it easy for charities to apply for grants through the ING Foundation.
As such, we have re-designed the ING Foundation grants program to ensure that charities can focus on what charities do best - helping those in need. We have made our selection criteria more specific to help charities to determine if their application is aligned with the aims of our grant program to allow them to focus their energies where their applications have the best chance of success.
2013 applications are now closed. The next grant round will open in January 2014.
Applications must meet all of the below selection criteria to be considered for an ING Foundation grant:
Grants will not be awarded for:
If your application is successful, you may not apply for funding from the ING Foundation again for 12 months.
Congratulations to the successful applicants from the March 2012 funding round.
Camp Kookaburra's mission is to support children who live in a family affected by mental illness by providing an early intervention and mental health education program focusing on building resilience and coping skills through camps and other activities.
In a typical Australian year 12 classroom with 30 students, 7 will have experienced a serious mental health issue, 2 will seek professional help and 1 will attempt suicide. By sharing personal experiences, by young people to young people at various schools and universities, Batyr targets the 5 in 7 young people who do not currently seek the necessary and available help to address their mental health.
Starlight Children's Foundation (livewire.org.au)
livewire.org.au is an innovative online community connecting more than 5000 young people living with a serious illness, chronic condition or disability. Funding will go towards training the chat hosts that help members interact, develop social skills and gain maximum benefit from the community.