Inspiring lasting community benefit

Supporting the communities in which we live and work has been an important part of Macquarie’s activities since our inception in 1969. In that time, our people have devoted thousands of hours to work with non-profit organisations around the world and contributed more than $A330 million to drive social change at the local community level.

We are delighted to mark our 50th anniversary by extending this tradition with a further $A50 million commitment. It is expected to be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($A10 million each) over a five-year period to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit.

This new global award seeks to initiate or build on bold ideas that address an area of social need. We encourage non-profits to be imaginative in their thinking about the enduring outcomes they can achieve with this funding.

About the Award 

Macquarie’s 50th Anniversary Award will be shared by approximately five organisations globally, with funding to be delivered over a period of five years.

Award objectives:

Read the Award FAQs here.

Application criteria and eligibility1

Applicant organisations need to meet the following criteria:

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm, Friday 16 November 2018. Applications will not be accepted after this time.

The Award selection process will have two stages, starting with the global call for applications, followed by a formal application phase for selected applicants. Finalists and winners will be announced from May 2019.

We recommend that you draft your responses to the questions in the application form using this template before you submit your application online.

To apply, please click here.


1This Award excludes applications requesting funding for research, capital (endowment) campaigns, sporting organisations, schools or religious institutions set up for the purposes of religious teaching.