'Bid for Good' Lost Property Auction grant

2017 Lost Property Auction Charity Grants - a Sydney Airport and Sydney Community Foundation partnership

When more than 42 million people visit every year, it’s inevitable a few things get left behind. At Sydney Airport, we’re putting lost and unclaimed items to good use – and want you to get involved.

Our Lost Property Auction sees lost and unclaimed items sold to members of the public, with the funds raised from the auction going to local charities. This year, we’ve offering grants up to $100,000 to charities in the local area surrounding Sydney Airport.

We’ve partnered with Sydney Community Foundation to distribute the proceeds of the Lost Property Auction, and applications for grants are now open.

If you belong to a (DGR1) organisation who is doing great work to improve the lives of people in need, you can apply for a 'Bid for Good' 2017 Lost Property Auction grant.

This year’s grants will prioritise areas surrounding Sydney Airport and focus on the following four key cause areas:

  • Community, arts and culture
  • Education and employment
  • Women and girls
  • Community cohesion

If you think you could do great work with one of these grants, submit your application today. Simply download the detailed selection criteria and grant application form via Sydney Community Foundation.

About our partner

Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, is Sydney’s first and only dedicated Community Foundation, granting to grassroots organisations who design and run projects that meet the needs of Greater Sydney’s local communities.

A proud history of bidding for good

The 2016 Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction raised $200,000, with funds distributed to Conservation Volunteers Australia, The Clontarf Foundation, The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation and Lifeline Australia.

These four deserving charities focus on environment, health, education and families in need. The funds were directed to:

  • rehabilitating and restoring coastal areas in Botany Bay National Park
  • supporting 24 young Indigenous boys at the Endeavour Clontarf Academy in Caringbah to achieve positive education, employment and health outcomes
  • supporting children who live with families affected by mental illness
  • contributing to Australia's first text-based crisis service

Bid for good