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Working together to create jobs.

This week, Westpac Foundation announced the fifth organisation to benefit from its collaborative funding approach which aims to create more jobs for vulnerable Australians.

One job at a time

Westpac Foundation has released its 2019 Impact Report which documents the collective impact the Foundation, together with its community partners, is making in local communities across Australia.

Announcing our next 100 Community Grants

We’re delighted to announce the 100 organisations across Australia to receive a 2019 Community Grant from Westpac Foundation. An estimated 12,000 Australians will benefit from the grants which will help to deliver educational opportunities, employment pathways and improve quality of life for people who need it most.

Spotlight on Green Collect

Green Collect is a waste collection service that keeps hard to recycle items out of landfill and - as a social enterprise - creates jobs and employment pathways for people facing barriers to mainstream employment.

Social enterprise: untapped potential in creating jobs

A new report released by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Westpac Foundation looks at how and why social enterprise is proving more effective than mainstream employment solutions in delivering greater employment outcomes for people with complex needs.

Creating impact

We support social enterprises and community organisations creating jobs and opportunities for those who need it most.

Read our 2019 Impact Report

128

Grants awarded by Westpac Foundation in 2019.

$2.4m

Value of grants awarded in 2019.

2,843

Jobs created by Westpac Foundation supported social enterprises since 2015.

8,590

Pro bono hours contributed by Westpac employees in 2019.


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 help social enterprises and community organisations taking a fresh approach to complex social issues and creating jobs and opportunities for those who need it most. We are committed to helping to create a more inclusive Australia with a goal to change 100,000 lives for the better 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.
 

Policies
 

The Westpac Foundation adopts the Westpac Group Speaking Up Policy in dealing with whistleblowing disclosures.  A copy of that policy can be viewed here: Westpac Group 'Speaking Up' Policy (PDF 339KB). 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.

 

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