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 3 years. The Flagship Grants are currently fully subscribed and will not be offered in 2018.

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

The Employee Connected grant round dates for 2018 are:

Online applications open- Thursday 8 March, 2018

Online applications close- 5.00pm Thursday 22 March (AEDT), 2018.

Q2 Charities applying for a grant from the CCAF must have Deductible Gift Recipient (item 1) status. 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. There are a number of different categories of DGR status and not all charitable organisations have DGR item 1 status. If your charity has DGR2 or any other category it is not eligible. To find out more about DGR Item 1 status and 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 Is my charity eligible to apply if it is auspiced/applies under the auspices of a DGR1 charity?

A3 No. The CCAF only accepts applications from charities with DGR1 status. Please do not apply under the auspice of another charity as the application will not be eligible.

Q4 Our charity is aimed at children under twelve as well as young people 13-19 years. Is it still eligible to apply?

A4 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 as well as the intranet. The target age group is 13-19 years.

Q5 If a charity has received any sort of grant from the CCAF previously are they eligible to reapply?

A5 Yes, past partners are eligible to reapply. Their application will be considered on its merits, however the CCAF advises that all things being equal, the preference is to allocate new partners.

Q6. Who fills out the application form?

A6 For Flagship Grant applications, the applying charity completes the form. There are no Flagship Grants available in 2018.

For Employee Connected grant applications, the applying charity fills in the relevant sections with the Coca-Cola Amatil 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 complete for the application to be valid.

About Employee Connected grants

Q7 What are the Employee Connected grant round dates for 2018?

A7 The Employee Connected grant round dates for 2018 are:

Online applications open- Thursday 8 March, 2018

Online applications close- 5.00pm Thursday 22 March (AEDT), 2018.

Q8 Does an employee connection guarantee funding from the CCAF?

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

Q9 Is there a limit on how many times a charity can apply with different employees?

A9 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.

Q10 If a charity is successful will the charity get the exact amount applied for?

A10 The grant amount and duration will be determined by the CCAF Board. This decision will be based on the information provided in the application.