Q1 What are the application dates for the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) Employee Connected Grant round in 2021?

The Employee Connected Grant round dates for 2021 are:

Online applications open at 10am (AEDT)- Thursday 18 February

Online applications close at 5pm (AEDT)- Thursday 11 March

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?

A Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) is an entity or fund that can receive tax deductible gifts. Only charities who have DGR1 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?

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

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

Q5 Who fills out the application form?

The applying charity fills in the relevant sections of the application form. A Coca-Cola Amatil Australia or Coca-Cola South Pacific employee also fills in a form (which is downloaded from the online application form) and returns it to the charity. The charity then submits both. Both sections must be completed for the application to be valid.

Q6 Our project will benefit children under 13/over 19 as well as young people aged 13-19. Will the project be eligible?

No, the project will not be eligible. The Employee Connected Grants only fund projects that benefit young people aged 13-19.

Q7 Is there a limit on how many times a charity can apply with different employees?

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.

Q8 If a charity has received any sort of grant from the CCAF previously are they eligible to reapply?

Yes, past Employee Connected Grant 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. Past partners (in 2019 and 2020) will need to upload an acquittal report into their application.