Westpac Foundation has released its 2022 Impact Report which showcases the collective impact the Foundation is making - together with its community partners - in local communities across Australia.
Meaningful employment is a powerful pathway out of disadvantage. In 2022 we awarded 54 grants valued at $3.4 million to organisations supporting people overcoming barriers to work, and since 2015 our social enterprise partners have created 6,000 jobs for people who need it most.
This year we also introduced a new grant program, Inclusive Employment Grants, to better meet the needs of our partners and to focus on marginalised groups who face the greatest barriers to employment. This program saw $2 million awarded to 40 local organisations over two years.
The report also shares many stories from social enterprise and community partners which demonstrate the widespread positive impact they’re having our community.