The Shire Community Foundation was established in 2016 to provide financial support and investment dedicated to community groups and projects in the Sutherland Shire region.
IMB Bank created the Shire Community Foundation in 2016 with a commitment of $100,000 p.a. for three years dedicated to supporting a wide range of community groups in the Sutherland Shire region. To date the IMB Bank Shire Community Foundation has supported 29 projects in the region with $200,000 of funding.
The IMB Community Foundation strives to achieve the following objectives:
Project applications are assessed by the IMB Community Foundation according to the below Criteria and Constraints.
Criteria: Project applications are assessed by the IMB Community Foundation Committee according to the following:
In addition, the Assessment Committee will take into account the organisational maturity and its backing of the project, and the experience of its proponents. It will consider the “value for money” balance and the general nature of the expenditure.
Constraints: As a guide, the IMB Community Foundation will generally not fund the following:
* With regard to constraints 5. and 9., the Committee closely assesses the project before anything is ruled out on these grounds. It is accepted that either type of expenditure may well be an integral part of a whole project.
Furthermore, the IMB Community Foundation supports projects that meet its objectives.
If you have any questions, please submit them via our online enquiry form or call 1800 223 242.
If your application is successful, your organisation will be required to have open a current bank account with IMB for the purpose of direct transfer of funds. If there are extenuating circumstances, eg. local government organisation procedures, etc.., we will discuss with you the possibility of specific alternative arrangements.
Applications close 28 February, 2019 at 5pm (AEST).