The Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation has been established to provide support to the local community and will provide direct grants to charitable organisations helping improve community welfare and make our local communities a better place to live, work and play.


The foundation also aims to target charity organisations with limited resources or financial support. We welcome applications from the eligible Not-for-Profit organisations that provide vital local services within the Brisbane Southside suburbs, in the areas of childhood/youth; people with disabilities; enviromental care and social/community welfare. 

The pillars of the Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation are supporting youth, health, culture and community.

Grant amounts:

An amount of up to $75,000 in total is available from the Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation annually. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 per application except where it can be proven that meaningful impact will result from the community grant in which the funds allocated may be greater.

Eligibility:

Applicants must demonstrate that they fall within the following eligibility guidelines:

  • The applicant is a community based not-for-profit organisation, small community based organisation, community support group, community based sporting organisation, charitable organisation or state school.
  • The organisation must reside or based within the Brisbane southside community

Ineligible applicants:

  • Businesses
  • Political or secretarial organisations
  • Trade unions
  • Professional associations (e.g. Law society)
  • Organisations registered as companies incorporated for making purposes
  • Non-deductable gift recipients (must have an ABN and be DGR endorsed)

Ineligible projects:

  • Projects outside the Brisbane southside area
  • General fundraising appeals
  • Overseas travel
  • Funding for individuals

Assessment:

Applicants will be required to submit both an application form and a written funding submission. The funding guidelines assist in determining the organisation's eligibility to receive a Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation grant.

The written submission should include an outline of the proposal stating the specific details of funding required and how it will be used. The submission must not exceed 300 words in length.

This information will be assessed by the Greenbank RSL Community Support Committee who will also consider the applicant's current financial position to assist in establishing a priority of need.

Application criteria:

  • Application is eligible to receive funding
  • Application meets a significant and demonstrate need in the community
  • Application is based on sound research and has a strong likelihood of meeting its objectives
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • If time constraints apply to the funding, this should be noted in your application
  • Keep a copy of your application form and written funding submission for your own records and in case of request

Preparing your submission:

Provide details of your application in a letter with a maximum of 300 words including:

  • A brief history/profile of your organisation, including its objectives and the activities it conducts
  • The number of volunteers and/or paid employees in your organisation
  • Why you need this funding
  • What benefit will be gained from the funding, including who will benefit, the number of people and how how the local community will benefit from the project
  • Provide information that will outline and support your organisations achievements to date
  • Provide details of any other financial support your organisation receive 

Evaluation:

Each grant application will be considered in its merit along with all other applications.

  • Grant recipients must ensure that their financial reporting process and documentation procedures are adequate
  • A final decision acquittal report is provided within 6 months of the completion of the project

Other conditions:

  • Successful applicants will be notified within the 30 days of the closing date
  • Successful applicants will be published in external publications, media and listed on the Greenbank RSL website for public information
  • Successful applications may not apply for further grants for a 12 month period
  • Representatives of the Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation may visit any applicant at times and on conditions agreed between the parties to inspect projects
  • Grant recipients will be required to attend a presentation ceremony at the Greenbank RSL Services Club
  • No more than 10% of the awarded grant may be spent on administration costs
  • The decision regarding successful applicants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
  •  Unsuccessful applicants may reapply for subsequent funding opportunities
  • Successful recipients must display a sign or plaque on site mentioning the Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Foundation's support and involvement.

How to apply:

The application form must be completed in full, with the funding submission attached. The submission form can be downloaded from the link below:

Download Application

Community Services Coordinator

Greenbank RSL Services Club

PO Box 700

BROWNS PLAINS QLD 4118

adminrsl@greenbankrsl.com.au 

Funding Dates:

Applications open for 2020

Applications close: 30th September

Presentation: October - November

Download a printable Community Benefit Brochure