We are pleased to inform that Community Link programme is open once again for 2021 / 2022.
Community Link is CIMB Foundation’s flagship programme which invites applications for grants to fund CSR initiatives to benefit the communities around us.

About Community Link

  • Community Link has continuously and consistently supported various community based programmes since inception for over 13 years ago.
  • Community Link has implemented almost 1,000 projects impacting more than 600,000 Malaysians nationwide.
  • Through this programme CIMB Foundation continues to aspire to support programmes that are creative, innovative and impactful in contributing to the needs of the community.
  • Community Link has also serves as a platform for employees of CIMB Group to partner with local organisations and community leaders to give back to the communities we serve in.
  • Join us to bring Community Link’s aspiration to your community! Anyone can propose a Community Link project to CIMB Foundation.

About the Community Link Grant

Grant Amount

Up to RM50,000 per application

Project Period: 

 Project to commence in 2022 
and should not exceed 12 months

Submission Deadline: 
 Latest by 15 December 2021

Community Link project covers 4 pillars:
- Climate and Environment
- Health and Community Well-being
- Education
- Economic Empowerment

Just download and complete the 
Grant Application Form, and email your application to  cimbfoundation@cimb.com before 15th December 2021 with subject title: “Community Link 2021/2022”


Have questions about applying for a grant? See if your project is eligible.

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Download the Grant Application Form and email it to CIMB Foundation.

Focus Area
  • Health and Community Well Being

    Community Link wants to work with you to build a healthier and more productive nation through various community programmes for underserved communities.

    1. Healthcare
    Grants available for community based health screening programmes, gift of clear vision programmes, sensory therapy infrastructure for schools & community centres and clean water programmes for communities etc..

    2. Active Lifestyle
    Grants available for community based health sessions, sports clinics or community sports competitions.

  • Education

    Community Link provides resources to run programmes to address social, education and economic inequalities in modern society.

    1. Tech Based Educational Support
    Grants available to improve ICT infrastructure for rural communities, technology based education for school children and

    2. English Literacy Programmes

    Grant available to run programmes to increase the English literacy level of school going children.

    3. Vocational Education for Youths / People with Disabilities
    Grant available to increase capacity of vocational programme through infrastructure and facility improvements.

  • Economic and Empowerment

    Community Link supports occupational skills training for underserved communities. Our aim is to provide new skills for underserved communities to increase capacity, productivity and employability leading towards financial independence.

    1. Capacity Building
    Grant available to run programmes for women, people with disabilities and young adults.

    2. Social Business
    Grants available for social organisations to set up or expand a social business model to generate sustainable revenue to support social projects.

  • Climate and Environment

    Community Link supports programme addressing climate change issues which has brought severe weather patterns with intense storms and drought, heat waves and rising sea levels directly effecting communities today.

    1. Environment Initiatives
    Grants available for environment rehabilitation projects Eg. Replanting initiatives, clean-up activities and environment rehabilitation programmes.

    2. Renewable Energy
    Grants available to help rural communities to reduce dependency on fossil fuels for electricity. Clean renewable energy programmes to bring solar based and micro-hydro technologies to generate electricity.

  • 1. What Does CIMB Foundation Support?

    CIMB began moving towards long-term programmes that bring sustainable community benefits under its four pillars: Health and Community Well-Being, Education, Economic Empowerment and Climate & Environment.

    Health and Community Well-Being
    Under this pillar, CIMB Foundation supports programs that provide the following impacts to the community:.
    • Increasing access to affordable essential healthcare, medicines, medical supplies, and devices
    • Provide timely assistance, humanitarian aid and disaster relief
    • General support for targeted communities
    The Foundation supports projects that provide community-based learning opportunities as well as facilitating access to knowledge and learning via:
    • Improving equitable access to quality education and learning
    • Improving the successful transition of youth into the workforce and society
    • Improving financial literacy
    Economic Empowerment
    The Foundation's initiatives within this category create opportunities and build capacity of communities by providing them with the necessary resources and tools towards sustainable income and growth as follows:
    • Enhance employability and access to decent work
    • Support job creation and income generation through start up and growth of small businesses, especially social businesses and sustainable businesses
    • Improving rural economies through financial inclusion and financial literacy
    Climate and Environment
    We need to take care of our environment for our future generations. Therefore, the Foundation highly encourages our community to embark on this journey by preserving and rehabilitate the nature eco-systems, reducing waste and carbon footprint, opt for renewable energy and avoid single usage of items. With this, CIMB Foundation supports:
    • Small-scale climate change mitigation projects, with a strong focus on awareness-building and community involvement
    • Ecosystem and biodiversity conservation projects, especially where there is dependence by the local communities
  • 2. Who Can Apply?
    The Foundation supports registered charities, non-profit organisations and community leaders that are committed to improving the lives of communities.
  • 3. Where do I submit my Grant Inquiry Form?
    Submit via email to cimbfoundation@cimb.com or to the nearest CIMB Bank Branch Manager.
  • 4. When can I apply?
    We are accepting Community Link 2021 /2022 applications from now until 15 December 2021
  • 5. How long will it take to receive the grant if approved?
    If all supporting documents are complete and accurate, grant letter will be issued within 2 weeks of project approval, and once signed and returned to us, the grant amount disbursement will be processed within 2 weeks.
  • 6. How long should the duration of my project be?
    Any duration up to 12 months.
  • 7. How much is the grant amount?
    The grant amount is up to RM50,000 per application.
  • 8. Are there any restrictions?
    The Foundation does not support industry associations, unions and political organisations. The Foundation’s funds may not be used to:
    • Satisfy previous committed expenses 
    • Fund lobbying activities 
    • Cover ongoing expenses, administrative expenses and staff salaries 
    • Initiate fundraising activities 
  • 9. What are the supporting documents required?

    Supporting documents required are as appended in the Grant Application Form

  • 10. What does CIMB Foundation need from me once the project is completed?
    Grant recipients are required to submit a complete report including the expenditure accounts at the end of the grant period (details will be appended in the Grant Letter for successful grant applications)
  • 11. If I am not successful, can I reapply?
    We do not reconsider project applications that have been denied funding. However, you are welcome to submit new grant applications for new ideas or projects.
  • 12. How do I contact you?
    For further enquiries, please contact anyone of us at:
    • Eugene : eugene.cheang@cimb.com
    • Noor Ali: noorali.abdulrazak@cimb.com
    • Aainaa : aainaamaimunah.amran@cimb.com
    • Rashid: rashid.abdulrahman@cimb.com
    • Chiau Ling: chiauling.yee@cimb.com

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