Charity of the Year

From its founding, the Vikings Group has been dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen. Our commitment to our community is embedded into every decision we make.  It is our aim to foster a culture where our staff and Members can work together to support the local communities that we serve, on a continually sustainable basis. The Charity of the Year initiative gives Members and our employees the chance to pool our strengths to support a cause we feel passionate about.

Each year the Vikings Group in conjunction with Members and staff will select and partner with one Not-For-Profit (NFP) organisation. The partnership will enable the selected charity the ability to harness the fundraising power of the Vikings Group. Vikings will pledge a donation in conjunction with the commitment to fundraise and promote the Charity of the Year for a full 12 month period through all mediums. The commitment will extend to a certain amount of activities and public relations events.

The Vikings Group will always continue to support affiliated sporting groups, charities and the broader community. However, the Charity of the Year program allows Vikings to pay particular focus to one special organisation.



For all enquiries please contact Sarah Gilbert, Sports and Community Program Manager via email; 

Contact Details

Charity Name*

Contact Name*

Phone Number*



Website (if applicable)

Postal Address

Postal Address*




Street Address

Street Address




Social Media Platforms (if relevant)




YouTube channel

Does the above charity hold a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office?*


Charity Summary

What is your Charities mission?

Please provide a brief background on your Charity:

Please describe the work done by your Charity:

Please outline the key objectives of your Charity:

What are the outcomes for your Charity should your Charity be selected?

How will these outcomes be measured?

How will your Charity evaluate and report on the "Charity of the Year" partnership?

What does your Charity wish to achieve by aligning with the Vikings Group as their "Charity of Year"?

Please describe all promotional efforts your Charity will undertake should your Charity be selected as the Vikings Group "Charity of the Year". How will your Charity assist the Vikings Group in sharing our community partnership news?

How will your Charity interact with the Vikings Group (in Venue and in the wider community) and what ideas do you have to incorporate the Vikings Group into your Charity programs, events, day-to-day operations and activities?

Does your Charity have access to a Volunteer base which the Vikings Group can utilise for Charity specific events?*


If yes, how many volunteers does your Charity have access to?

How will your Charity use the "Charity of the Year" funding?


Funding Guidelines

Organisation/Grant Seeker Requirements

Applications are accepted once, each year by a specific cut-off date. To be considered as the “Charity of the Year” which includes funding, organisations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Apply through Vikings Group website online application form – Applications that are handed in person or mailed will be returned to the organisation with an invitation to apply through the online application.
  • Organisation must prove they hold public liability insurance up to $20 million dollars.
  • Agree to act in accordance with the Vikings Group Charity of the Year program and requirements
  • Organisation must be located in the ACT region
  • Demonstrate sound and efficient financial and administrative procedures and responsibilities
  • Be limited to one grant per year
  • Will not use any portion of the grant funds for the support, direct or indirect, of acts of violence or terrorism or for any organisation engaged in or supporting such acts.

The following organisations are excluded from funding if they:

  • are registered or aligned with political parties
  • are religious teaching organisations
  • are aligned with registered political parties
  • are individuals
  • could be detrimental to public health or safety
  • have not honoured past agreements
  • have an adverse reputation in relation to discrimination
  • will not supply relevant information on how, if any, of the financial assistance will be spent
  • are an organisation in which sponsorship involvement could be misinterpreted as a bribe or kickback (for example, to influence bidding processes) or
  • where a partnership would otherwise be inappropriate or contrary to law