We’re investing in job creation by providing funding and programs to help create jobs and opportunities for those facing barriers to work. Meaningful employment is a powerful pathway out of disadvantage, and we set ourselves the bold ambition to help create 10,000 jobs by 2023.
We are well on our way to achieving our goal; in past 10 years, we’ve invested $28M to support more than 600 social enterprise and local community partners and since 2015, we’ve helped them create 7,204 jobs.
awarded to Social Enterprise Grant partners in 2023
awarded through Inclusive Employment Grant program in 2022-2023
jobs created by Social Enterprise Grant partners in 2023
jobs created by Social Enterprise Grant partners since 2015.
Helping for 140 years
Westpac Foundation is a charitable organisation that has been helping people for the past 140 years. Today, we provide funding and programs to support social enterprises and community organisations creating jobs and opportunities for people overcoming barriers to work. Our mission is to help social enterprises create 10,000 jobs by 2030.
Things you should know
Public donations to Westpac Foundation are administered by Westpac Community Limited as trustee for Westpac Community Trust (ABN 53 265 036 982). Westpac Community Trust is a Public Ancillary Fund, endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
The Westpac Foundation adopts the Westpac Group Speaking Up Policy in dealing with whistleblowing disclosures. A copy of that policy can be viewed here: . Some aspects of that policy may not be applicable in the operational environment of the Westpac Foundation. As such, the Westpac Foundation adopts the Westpac Group Speaking Up Policy to the extent reasonably possible.