Westpac Foundation Social Scale-up Grants
Announcing our 2018 Social Scale-up Grant recipients
Congratulations to our 2018 social enterprise grant recipients – Green Collect, The Christie Centre Inc, Dunn & Lewis Youth Development Foundation and Nundah Community Enterprise Co-operative. Each of these social enterprises will receive a grant of $300,000 over three years1, as well as access to skills and programs to help them scale their business.
Together these four organisations are forecasting to create over 1,250 jobs and employment pathways for vulnerable Australians over the next three years. Job creation for people that need it most is a key pillar of our 2030 strategy and, together with the ten social enterprises already supported by the foundation, the 14 businesses are forecast to create 5,800 jobs, training and work experience pathways by 20221. Learn more on Westpac Sustainability 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.
Social Enterprise grants to reopen in 2020
In 2019 we will be developing a new employment-focused grant to be launched in 2020 based on excellence in collaboration. As a result, we are not opening for applications in 2019.
If you are interested in applying for an employment-focused social enterprise grant in 2020, you can complete our Self-Assessment Survey to give you an early indication if your organisation is a good fit and at the right scale to be considered for our grant in the future.