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$2.25 million investment to help sustain jobs

Westpac Foundation will provide much needed funding to over 100 local organisations that provide employment, education and training opportunities for some of Australia’s most vulnerable. 

Alongside a community of passionate people

This National Volunteer Week, we speak to Jason Chuang, just one of 500 Westpac employees who lend their pro bono support to Westpac Foundation’s community partners. 

Regions will rebound again – with some help

Lateral thinking, which our new community grants can help fund, will strengthen regional communities’ social and economic fabric as we get to the other side of unprecedented challenges.

New grants available in partnership with FRRR

Westpac Foundation has announced a $500,000 partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), expanding its Community Grant program in rural, regional and remote areas across Australia. Applications open 15 April – 13 May.

Sector-wide pro bono support for social enterprises

Social enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can now leverage the skills of corporate Australia to help with their current business challenges, thanks to a new collaboration between Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders.

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 340KB). 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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