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Coopers Brewery Foundation – Sustainable Giving


Grants to provide long-term financial certainty for the successful organisation by being awarded $50,000 over three consecutive years, providing it with a total of $150,000.

What is the Coopers Brewery Foundation – Sustainable Giving (CBF-SG)?

The Coopers Foundation Sustainable Giving initiative is an integral part of the Coopers Foundation’s annual giving program. Designed to provide long-term financial certainty, this initiative awards $150,000 to a selected organisation over three consecutive years, with $50,000 allocated each year.

CBF-SG level of support

  • Total Funding: $150,000
  • Annual Allocation: $50,000 per year over three years

CBF-SG important dates

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) Close: Tuesday, 13 August 2024
  • Shortlist Identification and Notification: First week of October 2024
  • Full Application Deadline: Tuesday, 19 November 2024
  • Outcome Notification: Mid-December 2024
  • Register your interest with GrantHelper

CBF-SG objectives

The program is designed to support projects that align with the Foundation’s focus areas on a rotational basis. These areas are:

  • 2024: Fostering family and community support based on Christian values
  • 2025: Youth Education
  • 2026: Aged Care / Medical Research / Health Care

Projects should ideally have long-term benefits that extend beyond the three years of funding.

Projects eligible for CBF-SG support

To be eligible for this program, projects must meet the following criteria:

Alignment with Annual Focus Area:

The project must align with the specific focus area for the year you are applying.

  • 2024: Fostering family and community support based on Christian values.
  • 2025: Youth Education.
  • 2026: Aged Care / Medical Research / Health Care.

Long-term Impact:

  • Projects should demonstrate the potential for long-term benefits that continue beyond the three years of funding.
  • Examples include community programs that foster ongoing support networks, educational initiatives with lasting educational outcomes, or healthcare projects that lead to sustained health improvements.

Proven Need:

  • The project should address a proven need within the community. This can be demonstrated through research, community feedback, or data showing the necessity and potential impact of the project.

Scalability and Sustainability:

  • Projects should be scalable and sustainable, meaning they can be expanded or maintained over time without continual reliance on external funding.
  • Strategies for sustainability might include training community members, developing income-generating components, or creating partnerships with other organisations.

Innovative Approaches:

  • Preference may be given to projects that use innovative approaches to solve existing problems or meet community needs. This can include new methodologies, technologies, or unique partnerships.

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Projects must have clear, measurable outcomes to track progress and success. This includes setting specific, achievable goals and having a plan for monitoring and evaluation.

See the guidelines for full details of projects eligible for CBF-SG support.

Other CBF-SG important details that you will need to know

Eligible organisations include those:

  • Endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the Australian Tax Office.
  • Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
  • With an annual income under $10 million.
  • Only one application per organisation/DGR can be submitted in any two-year period.


See the guidelines for full details of organisations eligible for CBF-SG support.

Applications will be assessed based on:

  • Alignment with the Foundation’s annual focus area.
  • The potential for long-term impact and benefits.
  • Compliance with eligibility criteria.


See the guidelines for full details of the assessment criteria.

Applicants must:

  • Read and understand the guidelines.
  • Ensure eligibility for the funding. Applicants that do not meet all the eligibility criteria will not be considered.
  • Deliver the project as outlined in the application.
  • Provide complete information requirements.


Prepare the following information for your application:

  • Ensure your organisation meets all eligibility criteria.
  • Prepare a detailed project plan aligning with the annual focus area.
  • Be ready to demonstrate the long-term impact and benefits of your project.


See the guidelines for full details of information requirements.

Register your intent to apply via the website.

Register your interest with GrantHelper to explore your alignment with this grant and how we can assist you to increase your chances of success.

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