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.
“Helping people – that’s what I love about this place,” says Julie Shannon, Logistics Manager at Soft Landing, a social enterprise and one of Australia’s largest mattress recyclers.
For every 30 students in Australia, seven will be dealing with a mental health issue. batyr’s Being Heard speaker training workshop seeks to provide hope to thousands of students who may be struggling.
During 2018, the team at law firm MinterEllison partnered with Westpac Foundation to support more than 15 social enterprises and community organisations, delivering nearly 2,000 hours of pro bono legal services, valued at nearly $1 million.
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.
Westpac Foundation awards grants to four organisations that together are forecast to create over 1,250 jobs and employment pathways for vulnerable Australians over the next three years.