We’re delighted to announce the 100 organisations across Australia to receive a 2019 Community Grant from Westpac Foundation. An estimated 12,000 Australians will benefit from the grants which will help to deliver educational opportunities, employment pathways and improve quality of life for people who need it most.
Green Collect is a waste collection service that keeps hard to recycle items out of landfill and - as a social enterprise - creates jobs and employment pathways for people facing barriers to mainstream employment.
Four social enterprises will be the first to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach to create more jobs for vulnerable Australians.
A new report released by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Westpac Foundation looks at how and why social enterprise is proving more effective than mainstream employment solutions in delivering greater employment outcomes for people with complex needs.
Putting the pieces together
Jigsaw connects people with a disability to mainstream work. “Working at Jigsaw has given me great confidence,” says Jigsaw team member Chem.
Investment in job creation and helping local communities are just some of the key pillars of Westpac Foundation’s 2030 strategy. Read more in our 2018 Impact Report.