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Introducing our new grant program

Inclusive Employment Grants, valued at $50,000 over two years, will support organisations creating inclusive and sustainable jobs in local communities.

The new grant program was established in response to the significant impacts across Australia of COVID, the changing nature of work, and climate change. The program is designed to foster community-led approaches to building greater social and economic inclusion.  

For more detailed information please refer to the Inclusive Employment Grants Funding Guidelines (PDF 160KB) and FAQs (PDF 151KB).

Applications for the Inclusive Employment Grants program are currently closed.


Explore the 2022 Inclusive Employment Grant recipients

Inclusive Employment Grants provide:

  • $50,000 over two years to organisations creating inclusive and sustainable jobs in local communities.
  • Non-financial support including our Westpac Community Ambassador program to help drive impact and access to a broad range of networking, leadership, business strategy, governance and financial capability programs.
  • Participation in an impact study to build outcomes measurement and reporting capacity.

Inclusive Employment Grants are awarded to community organisations supporting:

  • First Nations Australians
  • Refugees and people seeking asylum 
  • Women at risk
  • Young people at risk (over 15 years of age)
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People who’ve experienced family or domestic violence
  • People living with disability (including carers) 
  • People living with a mental health issue (including carers)
  • People who are long-term unemployed

Inclusive Employment Grants impact areas:

  • Organisations in rural and regional communities creating greater economic diversification.
  • Jobs and skills in the green economy and other emerging and growth industries such as technology and the care economy.
  • Programs that build job-ready skills and career pathways for people overcoming barriers to work.  
  • First Nations enterprises that support local economic participation and  connections to Country. 


The Inclusive Employment Grants program is an evolution of Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants, which from 2012 – 2021 awarded almost $11.7 million to small and local not-for-profit organisations across Australia. Learn more about our 2021202020192018 and 2017 Community Grant recipients.

Family of Giving partners

If we are unable to support you, please check Westpac Group's other philanthropic foundations for eligibility.