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Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program:

Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) has partnered with the Bankwest Foundation to assist us in our mission of strengthening the not-for-profit sector through education and training opportunities.

The Bankwest Foundation was established in 2013 with a mission to improve the well-being of Australians by enabling the implementation of significant and meaningful community initiatives in Western Australia and nationally.

Commencing September 2014, the Bankwest Foundation has funded a $1 million Community Leader Scholarship Program for directors and leaders of community organisations in Western Australia. These scholarships, facilitated by Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), were for education and training programs provided by ASF’s Education Partners. Click here to read the media release.

Special thanks to the Bankwest Foundation and our incredible education partners around Australia for their enormous contribution to the not-for-profit sector, and for working with ASF to award 345 scholarships to NFPs in Western Australia over the last five years!

YEAR FIVE - 2018/19

Year five of the Bankwest Foundation scholarship program has now closed. Thank you to everyone that applied and congratulations to our 100 scholarship recipients for 2018/19!

Click here to view all Bankwest-funded scholarships for 2018/19 or see individual scholarships below:


Education ProviderProgramApplication DeadlineStatus
Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA)
Diploma of Business (Governance)
13 March 2019CLOSED
Governance Institute of Australia
Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits
24 March 2019
Governance Institute of Australia
Not-for-Profit Financial Management
24 March 2019
Centre for Social Impact at UWAProfessional Development in Outcomes Measurement17 April 2019CLOSED
Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Graduate Certificate in Business, HR Management or Project Management
24 April 2019
Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS)
Diploma of Leadership and Management: Leadership Development Program
30 April 2019CLOSED
AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education
Design Thinking short course
3 May 2019
Governance Institute of Australia
Certificate in Governance and Risk Management
6 May 2019
Centre for Social Impact at UWA
Graduate Certificate in Social Impact10 May 2019CLOSED
AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education
Strategic Social Media short course28 May 2019CLOSED
AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education
Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations (SDP-4-NFP)
28 May 2019CLOSED

Social Media Grants

Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grant Scholarships:

The Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grant Scholarships are awarded to charitable not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to develop their social media strategy for long-term impact. The grants give 10 NFPs in WA access to $12,974 worth of social media training over a 12 month period, and have the added aim of building awareness, fundraising and a strong volunteer workforce for participating organisations.

The Grant program (otherwise known as 'Gain and Retain') is delivered by Hancock Creative, an award-winning creative agency in Perth, who have specifically designed this program - in collaboration with the Bankwest Foundation and Australian Scholarships Foundation - to help not-for-profits in an area they need it most. 

Applications for the 2018 Social Media Grants are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this round of grants. Congratulations to the ten recipients of the 2018 Social Media Grants:
  • Fair Game
  • HelpingMinds
  • Kidsafe Western Australia Inc
  • Ngala
  • Otitis Media Group Inc T/A Earbus Foundation of Western Australia
  • Propel Youth Arts WA Incorporated
  • Scitech
  • The Girls Academy - Role Models and Leaders Australia
  • VisAbility
  • Zonta House Refuge Association Inc

Click below to hear from past recipients of the Grants and scholarships:

Bankwest Social Media Grants

ASF and Bankwest Foundation – building knowledge and leadership capacity in Australia’s not-for-profit sector