2018 Bid for Good Grants

BID FOR GOOD - 2018 

Sydney Airport & Sydney Community Foundation - Lost Property Auction grantmaking partnership

2017 Bid For Good $100,000 grant recipient 107 Projects, Green Square.
Pictured L-R: Geoff Culbert, CEO Sydney Airport, Jess Cook, Managing Director 107 Projects, Michael Lynch AO CBE, Chair Sydney Community Foundation.

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Applications Close (COB) July 20, 2018.

Sydney Airport, together with the Sydney Community Foundation, has again opened applications for grants as part of its 2018 Lost Property Auction.

The unique campaign – titled Bid for Good – will see the airport auction off unclaimed items left at the airport, with money raised distributed to successful local grassroots charities in the suburbs surrounding Sydney Airport.

This year, Sydney Community Foundation is delighted to continue the partnership with Sydney Airport to coordinate and shortlist the grant applications and distribute auction proceeds.

This year will see the award of another $100,000 grant, in addition to mulitiple $10,000 grants.

Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, has over a decade’s experience connecting philanthropy with Sydney communities in most need. As small grant specialists, SCF has overseen the distribution of almost $3 million to innovative, local grassroots charities who design and run projects that support people at greatest risk in the Greater Sydney area.

Together, Sydney Airport and Sydney Community Foundation invite those (DGR1) organisations who are doing great work to improve the lives of people in need across Sydney to express interest in receiving a grant from the ‘Bid for Good’ 2018 Lost Property Auction Partnership.

This year’s grants will prioritise areas surrounding Sydney Airport and focus on the following four key cause areas:

  • Community Arts and Culture

  • Education and Employment

  • Women and Girls

  • Community Cohesion

​The 2017 Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction raised $150,000. The major grant recipient was 107 Projects, receiving $100,000 to create a series of community based programs for the newly opened Joynton Avenue Creative Community Centre in Zetland.

Five further grants of $10,000 each were received by the following organisations:

  • Dress for Success to complete a new boutique fit-out for its Marrickville studio

  • Orana to renovate its social enterprise cafe in Jannali

  • Royal Hospital for Women Foundation to continue running its Malabar Midwives empowering Indigenous women and mothers program

  • 2Connect Youth & Community for its Thrive Youth Employment Hub in Rockdale

  • Asylum Seekers Centre for its Work Readiness Program in Newtown​​​

For more information, please view the <Bid For Good> media release.

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