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The 2017 CSL Behring Community Grant Program has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in February..
We are proud to support the Hume Valley School Community Connections Program with the $20,000 CSL Behring Australia 2016 Community Grant.

The CSL Behring Community Grant Program supports community organisation to deliver great projects / initiatives for the local Hume community.

The 2017 CSL Behring Community Grant has now closed and applicants will be notified by the end of February 2018 of the outcome. 

The Community Grant, now in its fourth year, will provide up to $20,000 to support a local community initiative/project in or around Broadmeadows, including Campbellfield, Jacana, Gladstone Park, Westmeadows and Dallas.

With Hume City Council’s support in identifying local needs, the 2017 CSL Behring Community Grant seeks to provide financial assistance towards a community initiative/project that addresses at least one of the following community needs:

  • Education and training: This category seeks to fund programs that help to deliver improved education and training outcomes at all age ranges and levels. Programs may target initiatives that remove barriers to completing education and training.
  • Employment: This category seeks to fund initiatives that improve employment prospects for people in the Broadmeadows area. This may be via special skills/apprenticeship/traineeship initiatives or other innovative programs that facilitate employment outcomes.
  • Support for early childhood and families: This category seeks to fund initiatives specifically targeted at early childhood (under five years of age) and/or families. The types of projects that may be considered include those that improve language, literacy and learning outcomes for children and families or other innovative programs that enrich the lives of young children and their families.

Guidelines and criteria, including Terms and Conditions, can be found on this site.

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How To Apply

The 2017 CSL Behring Community Grant has now closed and applicants will be notified by the end of February of the outcome. 

Please find details below on completing your application for the CSL Behring Australia Community Grant.

Organisation details

The following information regarding your organisation is required as part of your application:

  • Your Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Confirmation of your organisation's Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status
  • A brief background on your organisation
  • A contact person within your organisation (including phone and email details)

Project details

This section allows you to provide details on your project. In particular, you will be asked what critical community needs your initiative is responding to and how you will meet these. We will need to know exactly where the activity will take place, the project's expected start and finish dates and the category/key criteria in which you are seeking funding.


Within your application you will need to provide detailed budget information about the initiative. In particular, the application should include an expenditure breakdown for the grant amount and information about any other funding sources you may be receiving for the initiative (if applicable).

Application Assessment

Assessment of applications will be supported by Hume City Council and selection will be made by a committee made up of CSL Behring employees.

Applications will be assessed according to:

  • How well your project meets the category requirements
  • How well your project meets a critical need within the community
  • How well planned your project is, considering feasibility within the budget and timeframes
  • How well the impact of your program can be evaluated
  • Location of your project

Please note that priority will be given to applicants that are submitting a grant application for a project for the first time. That is, applicants who were unsuccessful in applying for the Grant in previous years may re-apply with the same project, however, new Grant applications will be prioritised.

Important information

Grant amount: We will provide one grant up to a total value of $20,000. CSL Behring’s Selection Committee will determine the amount granted during the assessment process.

Period of Funding: The Grant is for projects occurring in the next year, and the expenditure of the granted funds will need to be completed by 1 March 2019. Projects that conclude between the application closing date Friday, 1 December and the Grant notification date in February 2018 will not be funded.

Notification: All non-profit organisations that have applied for a grant will be notified of the decision undertaken by CSL Behring in February 2018.