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P&N Bank customers can nominate people in need or eligible not-for-profit organisations for consideration for funding support via the P&N Bank Empowerment Grants. The program is made up of two streams:

Empowering People

Assisting and empowering Western Australians who are in financial crisis or have basic needs that are not being met.

Empowering Communities

Assisting and empowering Western Australian not-for-profits striving for equity and those working in disability and accessibility; mental health; poverty and homelessness; and domestic violence.

Ready to nominate?

Formerly known as Helping &nds, this program helps empower individuals, couples and families who are in financial crisis or have basic needs that are not being met.

Nominees may be facing challenges, such as:

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Unexpected medical expenses after an illness diagnosis or accident
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Facing financial disadvantage due to physical or mental health issues

P&N Bank customers can nominate someone for financial assistance at any time of the year. The person you nominate to receive the support does not need to bank with us.

Nominate a person or family

This program provides funding to empower inclusive Western Australian charities and not-for-profits that strive for equity and give Western Australians facing major social issues helping hand. With a focus on:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. gender equity, cultural equity, reconciliation, LGBTQIA+ support)
  • Disability and accessibility
  • Mental health
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Domestic and family violence

Through our bi-annual funding rounds we assist WA not-for-profits doing great work empowering West Australians. Over the year, $60,000 in funding is available. P&N Bank customers are able to vote for shortlisted not-for-profits. Tallied votes will determine the funding the organisations will receive.

Nominate a not-for-profit

What you need to know

Anyone who has been a P&N Bank customer for a minimum of six months can nominate in both categories.

The person or not-for-profit organisation you nominate does not have to be a customer of P&N Bank.

Applications for Empowering People will be assessed by P&N Bank within three weeks.

Applications for Empowering Communities (not-for-profits) will be assessed by P&N Bank for consideration for the program’s bi-annual funding rounds, with short-listed organisations available for customers to vote on via the P&N Bank website.