Westpac Foundation has today announced it has doubled the amount of Community Grants on offer this year and will award $2 million in funding to local not-for-profit organisations.

Local organisations can now apply for a funding boost of $10,000 each through the program. Grant recipients will also receive non-financial support, which will include skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities.

For the first time, Westpac Foundation is calling on Australians to get behind their local community and nominate an organisation they think deserves a Westpac Foundation Community Grant.

Grants will be awarded to worthy, not-for-profit organisations that make a real difference in their communities and help to improve the lives of Australians experiencing disadvantage.

Local organisations to apply for grants at westpac.com.au/grants.

Applications and nominations close Friday, 9 June.