When a dream is submitted, we’ll check to see if your dream meets our guidelines and if it does you will receive an email that your dream has been approved. If your dream meets our guidelines the judges will review all eligible dreams for that round and the top six dreams will make the shortlist. If your dream doesn’t meet our guidelines we’ll let you know and you can make any changes and resubmit your dream to that round or your dream may fit better in another round.
Voting is only open for the three community grants rounds. There is no voting process for the Better Business round. When voting opens, any Australian resident can vote for their favourite dream or dreams. When voting closes the three dreams with the most votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress to the round final.
Easy. Read the finalists’ dreams on the individual pages and when you’re ready, return to the vote page and vote for your favourite dream. If you have trouble voting contact us and we’ll be in touch.
You may only vote once for each finalist. However, you may vote for one or all of the six finalists.
We’ll notify you by phone and/or email and arrange for the $5,000 grant to be donated to your nominated cause. We will also contact you to explain that your dream has progressed and the Expert Judging Panel will consider your submission for the Round Winner grant.
Any Australian resident with a valid email address is eligible to vote for as many dreams as they like. However, only one vote per dream, per person and email address is permitted.
We want all entrants to have a fair go. So we’ve put these rules in place to ensure the voting process is equitable and to reduce the chance of manipulation.
At the end of each round, all votes are checked thoroughly by our team. The three finalists with the most valid votes will be contacted by the Sunsuper Dreams Team and will receive $5,000 each.
$5,000 is granted to the three finalists for each round with the highest number of valid public votes in their round. An additional $5,000 is given to the Round Winner chosen by the Expert Judging Panel.
The four round winners will then each be allocated further grants of $30,000, $15,000, $10,000 or $5,000 depending on where they are placed overall following the Grand Final pitch and will receive their grants at the Grand Final Awards Night. An Additional $10,000 grant will be awarded to the People’s Choice recipient.
$5,000 is granted to the three dreams chosen by the judges in the Better Business round. The three winners will then pitch their dream at the Grand Final pitch and the judges will decided which dream should be the Business Grant Grand Final winner and receive an additional $10,000 grant.
If a dream is shortlisted (top 10), the business owner will be asked to provide the following documents by 13 September 2018
No. A panel of judges will decide the grant winners in the Better Business round and Grand Final.
A Sunsuper Dreams Team member will contact you via the email or phone number provided.
Yes. Anyone can submit a dream on behalf of a small business or not-for-profit organisation. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and the name of a business or charity you’d like to nominate and we will get in touch.
Yes. If your business is a finalist or winner in the Better Business round, the grants cannot be used to pay employees a bonus, reward or re-gift it. It cannot be used for business as usual costs, such as accountants’ fees and tax returns, or for travel [flights, hire cars] or to buy stock. The grant is to help fund an innovative solution, project or initiative implemented by the business that will have a lasting and positive impact on their local community.
Yes, if you can tell us how your dream fits within the round theme [Better Living, Brighter Futures or Active Community] and meets our guidelines the judges will consider your dream.
For example, if your dream involves helping animals and people, like Homestead for Youth you could apply for the Active Community round or Better Living rounds. Similarly, if your dream improves the environment and sea life, like Eco Barge, you could also apply for the Better Living round.
Please email any questions, feedback or comments you may have about Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World to email@example.com. If you have any questions about your superannuation, please visit sunsuper.com.au or call 13 11 84.
All community round applications open 15 February
|Applications close:||13 Apr|
|Voting opens:||20 Apr|
|Voting closes:||8 May|
|Winner announced:||8 Jun|
|Applications close:||29 Jun|
|Voting opens:||6 Jul|
|Voting closes:||23 Jul|
|Winner announced:||24 Aug|
|Applications close:||14 Sep|
|Voting opens:||21 Sep|
|Voting closes:||8 Oct|
|Winner announced:||9 Nov|
|Applications open:||16 Mar|
|Applications close:||19 Aug|
|Top 3 announced:||31 Oct|
|People's Choice voting opens:||16 Nov|
|People's Choice voting closes:||3 Dec|