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Grant Application Process

Our grant scheme provides meaningful support for community initiatives so together we can make the biggest difference.

Application window now closed

Applications for our 2022 QBE Foundation grants are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th June 2022.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome however, due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback.

Our grant application window will open again in March 2023. Please check back here for an update on how to apply in January 2023.

QBE Foundation grant programme

The Foundation is creating strong, resilient and inclusive communities, focusing investment and efforts on two key areas, where we believe we can have the greatest impact – Climate resilience and Inclusion.

There are two categories within our grants programme:

Climate resilience          

​Through this category, we aim to provide support and mitigate options for communities to become more resilient and prepared for climate impacts. Initiatives can be working to address environmental regeneration (air, land, water), climate change and disaster preparedness, resilience and recovery or innovation solutions towards a low carbon economy.

​Inclusion

Through this category, we aim to empower marginalised groups* in society to help themselves long term. We're looking to support programmes specifically, that help with empowerment through training and mentoring, provide tools/services to increase access to finance or, thought leadership (e.g., research, videos, articles, social media campaign) that can help to raise awareness or advocate for greater equality for marginalised groups.

*Refers to groups in society who tend to have fewer access to opportunities and resources, such as women, ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, LGBT community, low-income communities.

As a reminder, QBE is supporting the United Nations Sustainability goals. Our priority goals are:

  • SDG 1: No Poverty
  • SDG 8: Decent Work &Economic Growth
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
  • SDG 13: Climate Action

Click here to see what each goal means to QBE.  

Grant application form

Our grant application form will be available to download in March 2023.