The Giving Grants by Flight Centre Foundation

The 2021/22 Flight Centre Foundation grant program will provide a total of three grants worth $30,000 each to the elected charities. Applications for this round closed in October 2021. 

Our people are interested in supporting projects that fall under our three principal areas of concern. These are Care, Crisis and Climate. 

We had over 190 applicants to our first ever grants round. Participants across all businesses came together to shortlist our applications through a rigorous criteria and process that centered around our values within our FCTG community. There were 14 finalists that our people had the opportunity to vote on. Please view finalists below, in no particular order. 

Reading Out of Poverty  https://www.roop.org.au/
The Humour Foundation  https://www.humourfoundation.org.au/
Zoe Support Australia  https://www.zoesupport.com.au/
Suited to Success  https://www.suitedtosuccess.org/
Karrkad Kanjdji Trust  https://www.kkt.org.au/
Happy Paws Happy Hearts   https://www.hphhfoundation.org/
Food for Change   https://www.foodforchange.org.au/
Backpack Beds   https://backpackbed.org/au/
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW  https://www.kabnsw.org.au/
Escabags   https://www.escabags.org/
The Alive Project  https://www.alive.org.au/
Little Wings  https://www.littlewings.org.au/
National Homeless Collective   https://www.nhcollective.org.au/
MADALAH Ltd.  https://www.madalah.com.au/

The three finalists with the greatest amounts of votes will be gifted The Giving Grants before end of year 2021. 

Feedback from our process includes: 

  • "I was blown away with the videos we received from the many worthy charities who have applied for the Flight Centre Foundation Giving grants." - James Kavanaugh, Managing Director
  • "I might complain about my life sometimes but then you watch these Giving Grants video submissions and I realise just how privileged I am." - Annonymous 
  • "I took my time watching and reading the details on each finalist and if I could vote for all I would!"

Stay tuned for the winners of our 2021 round to be revealed December 2021. 

Eligibile charities for 2021 (Applications are open to charitable organisations that meet the criteria below) :

  • Have Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) status from the Australian Taxation Office.  (To confirm your DGR 1 status, enter your ABN at this link http://www.abr.business.gov.au/)
  • propose projects that support our vulnerable populations in and around Australia.
  • Have their head office based anywhere in Australia 

Eligible projects for 2021

  • The project or initiative must make a direct impact to the vulnerable communities within or around Australia. 
  • Applicants can apply for part funding of a larger project, so long as they have the balance of funds confirmed and the project is ready to start as soon as the grant is received. 
  • The successful applicant must provide quarterly progress reports.
  • Progress reports will be shared with the staff at Flight Centre Travel Group, who have made this grant possible.
  • Flight Centre Foundation will consider applications for any demonstrable need, including operational, infrastructure or capacity-building support, where funding will make a tangible and measurable difference to the quality of life of the individuals and communities involved. 
  • Flight Centre Foundation are most interested in projects that address unmet needs and/or offer unique solutions to social and environmental challenges.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in 2022 for our next grant round.