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Westpac Foundation grant recipients announced

 

8 February 2011

The Westpac Foundation today announced eight diverse projects from across Australia to receive a grant from the Foundation’s annual funding program.

Each year the Westpac Foundation, a charitable, independent trust, provides grants to help not-for-profit organisations create and sustain social enterprises in disadvantaged communities across Australia.

The Foundation grant recipients for 2011 are:

  • Australian Theatre for Young People
  • Catherine House Inc.
  • CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes
  • Fair Business
  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council
  • NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors
  • Social Traders
  • STREAT

The Westpac Foundation’s Executive Officer, Lisa Waldron, said the recipients of this year’s Foundation grant program would make invaluable contributions to their local communities.

“These Westpac Foundation grants are an opportunity to support the significant work of not-for-profit organisations in disadvantaged communities around Australia,” Ms Waldron said.

“This year’s recipients represent a wide variety of innovative enterprises designed to address various social issues.

“The Westpac Foundation is proud to take this opportunity to not only provide financial grants to these not-for-profit organisations, but to invest in these communities and help build a better future.” Ms Waldron said that since the inception of the Westpac Foundation in 1999, it has funded 145 projects and awarded over $21 million in grants to not-for-profit organisations across Australia.

The Foundation allocates funding for projects once a year.