After meeting randomly in Kenya, Australian couple Loretta and Daniel Bolotin have co-juggled the mammoth tasks of starting a family while realising their dream to create a food-sharing social enterprise.
Like many professionals, the thought of joining a board wasn’t top of mind for Julia Shtepa because she didn’t really know where to start – until she came across Westpac Foundation’s Board Observership Program.
In the 30 years since “reconciliation” between Indigenous Australians and the wider community was formally introduced, I’ve come to realise that despite good progress there are two key sticking points holding us back.
As many families still do it tough after the economic shock of COVID-19, we’re introducing a new “savings buffer” to help those in financial hardship better deal with unexpected future financial curveballs.
In 2021, we will be offering a range of new grants to continue helping children, young people and their families stay safe and protected in Australia. Our funding will support a mix of individual programs, research initiatives and strategic partnerships that address systems-level change.