Employment Partnership Grants
Since 2016 we’ve awarded grants of $300,000 over 3 years to 14 social enterprises working to address deeply entrenched social issues.
Together, these social enterprises are forecast to create 5,800 jobs, training and work experience pathways for those who need it most by 20221.
Financial support is just the beginning. We also offer a range of programs to help build the capacity of the organisations we back through access to business expertise, resources and networks through our connection to Westpac Group and many other partner organisations committed to driving social change.
Collaborating for impact
We are currently developing a new collaborative approach to supporting employment focused social enterprises and are not open for applications in 2019. Future social enterprise grants will be by invitation only as we currently have multi-year commitments to over 15 employment based social enterprises.
If you are interested in understanding whether your social enterprise would be a good fit and at the right stage for a social enterprise grant in the future, you can complete our Self-Assessment Survey. Please also subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Westpac Sustain for the latest news.
1 These figures are forecasts provided by our social enterprise grantees on the jobs and pathways they will create over the 3 years of their grant funding.