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The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation works to create positive change by partnering with like-minded charities to build strong, sustainable and inclusive communities.

QBE Foundation local grants are a way for us to provide meaningful support for community initiatives addressing specific areas of need.

The 2021 grants program closed on Monday 7 June. Please check back next year for details on the 2022 Local Grants program.

Thank you for your interest.

Charity eligibility

To be eligible for a QBE Foundation local grant, the organisation:

  • Must be a registered ‘not-for-profit’ (or non-profit) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC)
  • Must have Australian Tax Office endorsement of DGR 1 or 2 status
  • Must not be affiliated with a political party or union, or take an overtly political stance in the focus of their work
  • May have a religious basis, but any program or initiative supported by QBE must not incorporate religious teaching into the delivery of the program or initiative
  • Must be based in Australia, although initiatives working in Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific will be considered.

Please note: Current QBE Foundation charity partners are not eligible to apply. 

 Grants up to AU$25,000 each awarded in September 2021.

Key dates

3 May 2021: Applications open

Midday AEST Monday 7 June 2021: Applications close

August 2021: Successful grant applicants decided

Prior to September 2021: All applicants notified of application outcome

September 2021: Local grants paid

Assessment of grants takes place June – August.

Successful local grant applicants will need to provide QBE with a report by 30 November 2021, to align with global reporting requirements. We will also require a report on completion of the initiative or 12 months after the grant is awarded, whichever is sooner.

Here's an example of the data required in our acquittal report. If you believe you may not be able to provide this information, please note this in your application form.