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QBE grants prioritise climate, diversity, financial resilience

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QBE Foundation has overhauled this year’s grants program to focus on three key priorities: climate action, diversity & inclusion and financial resilience.

Australian charities working on initiatives addressing these three issues are invited to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 each.

“These are the areas where we can make the biggest impact,” Co-Chair of the Australia Pacific QBE Foundation Jon Fox said.

“We’re looking forward to hearing from innovative and impactful charities that we haven’t had the opportunity to work with before.”

Over the last three years, the Australia Pacific QBE Foundation has contributed more than $1.3 million to communities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific through a mix of charity partnerships and local grants for smaller community initiatives.

An additional $341,000 in emergency relief grants also supported communities and charity partners impacted by drought, bushfires and COVID-19.

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation will contribute a total of $300,000 to community initiatives through the local grants program in 2021. A minimum of three grants will be awarded per category, with additional grants available for QBE employees to apply for in collaboration with a chosen charity.