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July 25, 2017 Charity No Comments Email Email

Sydney Airport, together with the Sydney Community Foundation, has opened applications for grants as part of its 2017 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 grass roots charities in the suburbs surrounding Sydney Airport.

This year will see the award of a $100,000 grant for the first time, in addition to a range of smaller grants.

Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said this unique campaign allowed the whole community to get behind a great cause – while also grabbing a bargain.

“With over 42 million passengers passing through Sydney Airport each year, inevitably things get left behind,” Ms Mather said.

“This is a fantastic way to put those items to good use to raise funds for charities doing great work in our community.”

This year is the first time Sydney Airport has partnered with Sydney Community Foundation for the event. Under the partnership, Sydney Community Foundation will use their community knowledge to distribute funds raised from the auction to local charities providing services in the local government areas surrounding the Airport.

Sydney Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Jane Jose welcomed the partnership.

“We’re excited to be working with Sydney Airport as a philanthropy partner,” Ms Jose said.

“It’s an ideal partnership to expand Sydney Community Foundation’s place-based giving hubs, to give to communities near the Airport.”

Organisations with DGR1 status doing great work to support the lives of people in need across Sydney are invited to apply for the Bid for Good 2017 Lost Property Auction grants.

Grants available through Bid for Good include a $100,000 grant, and a range of smaller grants.

Successful and innovative programs supporting people living in suburbs surrounding Sydney Airport that prioritise the four key areas of: community, arts and culture; education and employment; women and girls; and community cohesion will be eligible to apply for funding.

Applications close on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. For information on selection criteria and to apply visit the Bid for Good page on the Sydney Community Foundation website.

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