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Westpac Foundation

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 2030.

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.​

Giving Good Service New Meaning

Hotel Etico has a very different employment model to most, providing a luxury hospitality experience for guests, while running an immersive hospitality training and employment program for people with living with disabilities.

Bama Building Momentum

Small building and landscaping business, Bama Services became one of the first Westpac Foundation grant partners to tap into a new finance structure to support its next phase of growth.

Empowering with Flowers

The idea to create her social enterprise as a florist came to Jane Marx when she realised floral arrangements had been the only element of her Melbourne-based events business that seemed pandemic proof.

New funding to help more Australian's into work

Social enterprises working to tackle employment barriers and support more Australians into work are set to accelerate their growth and impact with $4.7 million in funding.

Building a better tomorrow – our community impact in 2023

Westpac Foundation is proud to release our 2023 Impact Report, which showcases the collective impact the Foundation is making with our grant partners in local communities across Australia.

Gifts that give back

If you’re looking for a unique gift with a side of social impact, consider spending with one of Westpac Foundation’s social enterprise or community partners and help create jobs and opportunities for people overcoming barriers to work.

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: Westpac Group 'Speaking Up' Policy (PDF 401KB). 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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