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Creating a more inclusive Australia, together

31 Jan 2019


Westpac Foundation’s mission is to help change 100,000 lives for the better in Australia by 2030.


Investment in job creation and helping local communities are just some of the key pillars of Westpac Foundation’s 2030 strategy as proudly revealed in their 2018 Impact Report (PDF 4MB).


Chem works for Jigsaw, a social enterprise that provides employment, work experience and skills development to people living with a disability. Jigsaw employees, like Chem, work with corporate and government clients to digitise their paper records. Watch Chem’s story below:

Here’s a look at the foundation’s approach and some of the highlights from 2018:


Providing funding and programs to help social enterprises looking to scale their business and create more jobs and training opportunities for people facing barriers to mainstream employment.


2018 highlights:

  • 4 new social enterprise grants of $300,000 over 3 years awarded in 2018
  • $1.45M grants paid
  • 1,516 jobs and 3,675 employment pathways created by social enterprises supported by Westpac Foundation (cumulative) since 2015


For more stories like Chem’s and the organisations that Westpac Foundation supports, read our 2018 Impact Report (PDF 4MB).