General

Q1: What’s the difference between Flagship Grant and Employee Connected grants?

A1: Flagship Grant: grants to charities with a clear and measurable program addressing an issue aligned with the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) mission, up to $200,000 per annum for up to three consecutive years. The Flagship Grants are currently fully subscribed and will not be offered in 2017.

Employee Connected: grants to support local causes and charities connected to our employees, up to $25,000 as a one-off grant.

The Employee Connected grant dates for 2017 are: 

Online applications open – Thursday 20 April, 2017

Online applications close – 5.00PM Monday 8 May (AEST), 2017

Applicants notified of outcome – By 31 July, 2017

Charities applying for a grant from the CCAF must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.

Q2: What is DGR Item 1 status and how do I / the charity know if they’re eligible?

A2: Only charities who have this status will be eligible to apply for grants from the CCAF. Not all charitable organisations have DGR Item 1 status. To find out more about DGR Item 1 status click here.  To check if a charity has this status click here and enter their Australian Business Number (ABN), most charities have their ABN on their websites.

Q3: What are the application grant round dates?

A3: Online applications open – Thursday 20 April, 2017

Online applications close – 5.00PM Monday 8 May (AEST), 2017

Applicants notified of outcome – By 31 July, 2017

Q4: If a charity has received any sort ofgrant from The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation previously are they eligible to reapply?

A4: Yes, past partners are eligible to reapply. Their application will be considered on its merits, however the CCAF advises all others things being equal, the preference is to allocate new partners.

Application process

Q5: Who fills out the application form?

A5: : For Flagship Grant applications, the applying charity completes the form. There are no Flagship Grants availabile in 2017.

For Employee Connected Grant applications, the applying charity fills in the relevant sections with the Coca-Cola Amatil Australia or Coca-Cola South Pacific employee filling in a form (which is downloaded from the online application form) and returning it to the charity. The charity then submits both. Both sections must be completed for the application to be valid.

Q6: When will the charity know if their application is successful or unsuccessful?

A6:  Online applications open – Thursday 20 April, 2017

Online applications close – 5.00PM Monday 8 May (AEST), 2017

Applicants notified of outcome – By 31 July, 2017

Q7: How and when will the money be paid?

A7: The grant will be paid by cheque in the name of the organisation as submitted via the application (or the part of the organisation with DGR item 1 status). The money will be paid within a month of notifying the outcome of the application.

About Employee Connected grants

Q8: Does an employee connection guarantee funding from CCAF?

A8: No. All funding will be determined by the CCAF Board.

Q9: Our charity is aimed at children under twelve as well as young people 13-19 years. Is it still eligible to apply?

A9: No. The CCAF doesn’t fund projects for young people outside this age bracket.  The CCAF will fund projects that meet our criteria as clearly outlined on www.coca-colajourney.com.au/foundation as well as the intranet. The target age group is 13 to 19 years.

Q10: Is there a limit on how many times a charity can apply with different employees?

A10: This is not restricted, however while multiple applications from employees and/or charities will be considered on merit, all things being equal the intention of The CCAF Board is to support as many employees and charities as possible with its limited funds.

Q11: If a charity applies and is successful will the charity get the exact amount applied for?

A11: The grant amount and duration will be determined by the CCAF Board. This decision will be based upon the information provided in the application.

If you have any additional questions please contact Lisa McSweeney at lisa.mcsweeney@ccamatil.com