Q1 What are the dates for the 2019 Employee Connected grant round?

The Employee Connected grant round dates for 2019 are:

Online applications open- Thursday 28 February, 2019

Online applications close- 7.00pm Thursday 14 March (AEDT), 2019.

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 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.

Q7 Does an employee connection guarantee funding from the CCAF?

A7 No. All funding will be determined by the CCAF Board.

Q8 Is there a limit on how many times a charity can apply with different employees?

A8 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.

Q9 If a charity is successful will the charity get the exact amount applied for?

A9 The grant amount and duration will be determined by the CCAF Board. This decision will be based on the information provided in the application.