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Westpac Foundation Community Grants to help 30,000 Australians in need

This week, Westpac Foundation awarded $2 million in Community Grants to 200 not-for-profit organisations making a difference in their local communities. Through the projects funded, it is estimated that the grants will touch the lives of approximately 30,000 Australians around the country.

Westpac Scholarship Program strengthens ties with Asia

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is encouraging aspiring leaders who are passionate about strengthening ties with Asia to apply for the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation welcomes two new university partners.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation today announced new partnerships with Western Sydney University and Murdoch University to support the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship, alongside three existing partners – University of Wollongong, RMIT and Queensland University of Technology.

20 years of Westpac Group’s Matching Gifts program

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Westpac Group’s Matching Gifts program, which matches employee donations to eligible Australian charities dollar for dollar. During that time, Westpac and our employees have collectively donated $60 million to more than 2,000 charities across Australia with over 50% of employees participating in program each year.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation backs two female nanotechnologists with prestigious research fellowship

Two female nanotechnologists will receive combined funding of over $700,000 to support their ground breaking research, thanks to Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellowship.

Leadership development key to Westpac postgraduate scholarship

Westpac is calling on innovators across the country to apply for the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, a unique postgraduate scholarship program supporting outstanding individuals who have a vision to help shape Australia’s future through their work and studie

Westpac part of United Nations initiative to develop global Principles for Responsible Banking

Westpac Group joins 25 other leading banks from five continents to develop shared principles, aligning the purpose of banking with delivering against the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.

$8.5bn lent to climate change solutions, and we’re just getting started

It's been a decade since we released our first climate change position statement. Our 2018 interim results capture the progress we’ve made in embedding climate change into our strategy, governance arrangements, risk frameworks and targets.

Half year progress update

This year marks the start of our 2018-2020 Sustainability Strategy, focused on supporting our customers and how we can positively contribute to the future of the nation. See how we’re progressing.