31 Jan 2019
Westpac Foundation’s mission is to help change 100,000 lives for the better in Australia by 2030.
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:
- Investing for job creation
- Programs to drive impact
- Helping local communities
- Collaborating for change
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.
- 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