Horizon Bank aims to support local organisations and initiatives that make a difference in the South Coast community. We have recently launched the Horizon Bank Community Grants Program in line with our continued commitment to supporting those who make our region a great place to live, work and raise a family.

We're pleased to announce grants of up to $5,000 are available to local community groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in the areas of environment, arts, health and wellbeing, youth, education and sport.

Community grants have the power to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. We're delighted to be able to play a role in supporting the amazing work being done by these local organisations.

What impact will the Horizon Bank Community Grants have on the South Coast community?

  • Grants provide much-needed support and funding to local organisations, helping them to achieve their goals and improve the lives of those living in our community.
  • When these goals are achieved, they can have a transformative effect on our community, allowing us to thrive and grow together.
  • By investing in the well-being of our local area, we are strengthening the bonds that connect us all and ensuring that we continue to support each other, now and in the future.


How does the Horizon Bank Community Grants Program work?

  • At Horizon Bank we recognise the importance of supporting our local communities and improving quality of life for all residents.
  • Our Community Grants Program aims to provide funding and resources to community groups, non-profit organisations, and registered charities that are working to achieve various goals in their local area.
  • Whether you’re working on initiatives related to education, healthcare, arts, sport or the environment, our grant programs can provide you with the support you need.
  • We evaluate grant applications based on a variety of criteria, including the project's impact and alignment with our organisation's values and the positive and sustainable impacts it will bring to the community.

If you’re looking for ways to contribute to your community and make a positive difference in your local area, we encourage you to apply for one of our grant programs within the designated application periods.

Application periods are open for four weeks at a time.


What do I need to do to apply for a Community Grant from Horizon Bank?

  • To apply for a Community Grant from Horizon Bank, you must first access the online application form.
  • Your application must be submitted during the specified application opening time and before the designated deadline in order to be considered.
  • Candidates must fall into one of the following categories in order to qualify: community groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, or registered charities.
  • To be eligible to apply for a grant from Horizon Bank, you will need to demonstrate that your organisation meets all of the relevant criteria.
  • This includes showing that your group is an official community group, non-profit organisation, or charity that is incorporated and registered according to local laws and regulations.
  • You will also need to include information about your project or cause, including its purpose, goals, and projected outcomes.
  • Additionally, you must provide details of your organisation’s plan, demonstrating your ability to manage grant funds effectively.
  • The project will need to benefit a community on the South Coast; such as the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven or Illawarra.
  • If you can demonstrate these qualities along with meeting all other eligibility requirements, you could be a strong candidate for a grant from Horizon Bank.


What happens now?

  • We’re so excited to be able to give back to the community through our Community Grants program and see all the exciting things that can grow from it!
  • If you have a project that you think would benefit from some additional funding, we encourage you to apply today.
  • It takes 15-20 minutes to apply and you could be on your way to making your vision a reality.
  • Visit Horizon Bank online to apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Horizon Bank

Horizon Bank is a customer owned financial institution serving the communities of the South Coast since 1964. Horizon has a branch network spanning the South Coast with locations at: Merimbula, Bega, Bermagui, Moruya, Ulladulla, Nowra, Albion Park, Wollongong and Thirroul.