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The recipients of our small grants program have been highlighted in our annual brochure.
All of our clients do wonderful work across the sector and it is difficult job judging the grant applications. We grew the pool from 19 grants in 2014 to 22 in 2015 and hope to be able to keep increasing this as Community Underwriting grows each year.
You can see the stories from each of the terrific activities and projects that have benefited from the Grants Program by downloading the brochures below:
2015 Grant Recipients
2014 Grant Recipients
Each year Community Underwriting allocates 5% of our surplus to a small grants pool available to our clients to apply against specific projects.
To be considered for a grant under the 2015 Small Grants Program you must satisfy the following criteria. You need to;
Be a Not for Profit or community based organisation that has renewed your insurances with us during the period nominated and paid all outstanding premiums at the time of application
Have competed the application in full and submitted it to Community Underwriting with any supporting information by the indicated closing date;
Have proof of your Deductible Gift Recipient status / or be a community based organisation for any discretionary grant;
Accept our accountability, evaluation, acquittal and mutual promotion requirements.
Please download a copy of the 2015 Small Grants guidelines and 2015 Small Grants application form here:
Community Underwriting - 2015 Small Grants Program Funding Guidelines Nov 15.pdf
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We are pleased to announce that Community Underwriting has renegotiated our agency arrangements. With effect from 30 May 2015 we will be partnering with Berkley Insurance Australia as security for our unique underwriting agency.
Calliden has been the principal insurer supporting Community Underwriting since we commenced operations in 2014. However following an extensive review of market alternatives, Berkley will now be the insurer behind the core products provided by Community Underwriting.
Berkley brings tremendous benefits to the Community Underwriting business model and will enable us to further improve what we are able to offer brokers and their Not for Profit clients, including:
The strength of an A+ rated insurer;
Increased appetite and capacities for larger Not for Profit risks across Australia;
Leading policy wordings further enhanced specifically for the Not for Profit sector;
An increase to the donation and grants pools available to our clients.
We have recently released another risk management resource to assist Not for Profit organisations manage risks.
This latest resource looks at the potential for fraud and provides a guide to some of the controls and risk mitigation areas to manage the risk in Not for Profit organisations.
You can download the guide here
Under our unique business model, Community Underwriting returns 70% of its surplus to our Not for Profit shareholders.
We also allocate an additional 5% to non shareholder clients that have renewed their insurances with us. Our Grants Program enables us to reinvest our clients insurance dollars back into the sector every year.
We are pleased to announce the organisations that we were able to assist in a broad range of endeavours across the sector.
Our Grants Recipients Brochure provides interesting stories of the valuable activities and projects that have been helped from last years surplus.
We are already working hard on building a bigger grants pool for our 2015 renewal clients.
We aim to grow the program each year and make a real difference to the way insurance is provided to the Not for Profit sector.