Grants for small to medium businesses to make big changes

TGL News

Sunsuper is offering up to $15,000 in grants to small businesses “to help make a positive impact in their community”.

These grants are open to any Australian business with less than 200 employees that has been operating for over 18 months and has an idea of how $5000 to $15,000 could be used in its local area.

“The grant is aimed at helping businesses with big ideas to tackle social issues which affect our members and the wider community including unemployment, financial stress, mental health, and sustainability,” explains Sunsuper CEO Scott Hartley.

“We’re looking for businesses and social enterprises with unique and innovative ways to make a change for good in their communities.”

This offering comes under Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World program, which has supported more than 115 grassroots causes across the country since 2011.

Previous grant recipients include:

  • The Greenbatch Foundation for its partnership with schools allowing students to collect their old PET plastic bottles through recycling and have them repurposed into 3D printer filament
  • The Plate Up Project which gives vulnerable women in Victoria the chance to rebuild their lives through practical job training and employment opportunities
  • Brett Phillips Dental Surgery which offered up to 50 appointments to community members who were otherwise unable to afford the service.

Applications close Friday 2 August 2019 and should be filed on Sunsuper’s website.