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Gift #forgood this Christmas

Consider purchasing gifts from a Westpac Foundation supported social enterprise or community organisation to give the extra gift of social impact this festive season, and help create jobs for people facing barriers to employment.

Cheers to new Indigenous entrepreneurs’ model

Emerging Indigenous-led businesses, like fast growing non-alcoholic craft beer company Sobah Beverages, are set to receive a boost through a unique new funding partnership between First Australians Capital and Westpac. 

How I was a Jawun secondee, from home

Since starting with Westpac four years ago Cristina Carter had dreamed of undertaking a Jawun secondment. Despite the many challenges of 2020 Cristina was able to achieve her dream and became the bank’s 950th Jawun secondee - and the first to do it virtually. 

Collaboration for job creation

Westpac Foundation’s 2020 Impact Report documents the collective impact we’re making - together with our community partners - in local communities across Australia.

$9.2 million funding over three years to help protect and create safer communities for children in Australia

We are pleased to share the organisations that will receive a 2020 Impact Grant through our Safer Children, Safer Communities program. These organisations are helping to protect and create safer communities for children and their families in Australia, with a focus on helping prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

‘Renewable life’: Solar farm sets sail post PPAs

“It’s called renewable energy, (but) my take is it is renewable life,” says Denis Pana at the Bomen Solar Farm, which underpinned Westpac’s pledge to source all electricity from renewable sources by 2025 via a “power purchase agreement”.

REWORK: Baking up a shutdown solution

Few businesses have been hit harder by COVID-19 than those in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, but social enterprise The Bread & Butter Project has found a way to power through.

Alongside a community of passionate people

This National Volunteer Week, we speak to Jason Chuang, just one of 500 Westpac employees who lend their pro bono support to Westpac Foundation’s community partners.

2020 Sustainability Strategy – Half Year progress update

We continue to make progress in a number of areas where we believe we can help create positive social, economic and environmental impact.