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Application Process


A Telstra employee initiates the application online - it takes just a few minutes. The Telstra employee and the nominated local non-profit group are emailed access to the online application form.

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The Telstra employee and/or local non-profit group complete the application form online and submit. Remember, first in best dressed!


After the application period closes, all successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified by email.


If successful, $1,200 is transferred to the local non-profit group's nominated bank account and you can get started.

To start the application, the eligible Telstra employee will need to provide:

  • their contact details, including a Telstra email address and employee number
  • contact details for someone at the local non-profit group who will contribute to or review the application.

To complete the application, the Telstra employee or nominated local non-profit group will need to provide:

  • bank account details for the organisation
  • information about the organisation and its purpose
  • a summary of the nominated project or activity and its goals
  • details of how the $1,200 grant would be spent.

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Key grant criteria

It starts with an eligible Telstra employee

The application must be initiated by an Australian based permanent employee of Telstra Group to be eligible. The Telstra employee doesn't need to be personally involved in the project or related to any of the kids involved. They just need to care enough to apply.

Local projects for local kids

Telstra Kids is a grassroots initiative. This means it focuses on supporting community-driven activities that meet the needs of kids in the local community.

Run by a local non-profit group

The $1,200 grant must go to a local non-profit group. Organisations that have benefited from Telstra Kids Fund grants include schools, sporting clubs, hospitals and childcare centres.

Supports kids in Australia to play & learn

The kids involved in the project must be 18 years of age or younger. It can relate to a wide range of themes: digital citizenship and cyber-safety, arts & culture, education, the environment, health & wellbeing or sport & recreation. Think local, think kids, be creative, and have fun.

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