Grant of the Week


Macquarie Group is giving away $50 million to 5 organisations who are seeking to initiate or build on bold ideas that address an area of social need. That's $10 million each, over 5 years, to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit.

“Supporting the communities in which we live and work has been an important part of Macquarie’s activities since our inception in 1969,” said Macquarie Group Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Moore. “In that time, our people have devoted thousands of hours to work with non-profit organisations around the world and contributed over $A330 million to drive social change at the local community level. We are delighted to mark our 50th anniversary by extending this tradition with a further $A50 million commitment to initiate or build on bold ideas which address areas of social need.”

Macquarie Group Chief Executive Officer designate and Macquarie Group Foundation Chair Shemara Wikramanayake said: “The Macquarie Group Foundation’s activities have always been driven by our people whose involvement in their communities is an important part of the work we have done over the last five decades. We encourage non-profits to be imaginative in their thinking about the enduring outcomes they can achieve with this funding.”

To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be a registered non-profit within the applicable country, must have a current minimum annual revenue of $A4 million, and have audited financial statements and a board of directors. Applicants should propose a project that promises lasting community benefit and with a defined approach to measuring its social impact. The project should either be deliverable within a five-year period, with funding to be released according to an agreed project timeline, or demonstrate a strong sustainability model post funding period.

This is a huge amount of funding, with huge potential.

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 November 2018.

Find out all the details and submit an application.

Jessie Ballantyne

Founder & Managing Director