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COVID-19: supporting our community partners

Many of the social enterprises and local community organisations that we support through Westpac Foundation are experiencing hardship and uncertainty as a result of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to work closely with these organisations to do all we can to best support them.

Working together to create jobs.

This week, Westpac Foundation announced the fifth organisation to benefit from its collaborative funding approach which aims to create more jobs for vulnerable Australians.

One job at a time

Westpac Foundation has released its 2019 Impact Report which documents the collective impact the Foundation, together with its community partners, is making in local communities across Australia.

Announcing our next 100 Community Grants

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.

Spotlight on Green Collect

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.

Social enterprise: untapped potential in creating jobs

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.