It’s not just about personnel and products. Westpac’s employees have actively been volunteering in the community for decades. We have several initiatives in place - directly helping to build capacity in the community.
Culture of giving and matching gifts
We actively encourage and support our people to volunteer their time and skills to support the local community organisations and causes they are most passionate about. Our employees have been actively involved in the community for decades and today, volunteering in the community is embedded in our workplace culture, facilitated by flexible working arrangements.
Matching Gifts is one of our company’s best-loved community programs. Donations by our eligible employees to Australian-based, registered charities with Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGRs) are matched by Westpac Group. We believe this is one of the most democratic ways of allocating our philanthropic contributions.
Our Matching Gifts program was formed in December 1998 and was the first of its kind among Australian banks. Our Matching Gifts program creates significant value - it is a source of pride for our people; it also helps to build stronger communities by supporting charities right across Australia which deliver important social services to so many people.
Westpac supports a number of philanthropic foundations, trusts and charitable organisations. With our support, they can invest in the leaders, businesses, and innovations needed to shape a better future.
Find out more about our Foundations.
Supplier Inclusion and Diversity
We recognise the opportunities our supply chain creates to drive positive social and environmental change. Westpac has committed to increase opportunities in our supply chain for businesses that are driven by a social or environmental mission, or that support people who have traditionally been financially excluded.
Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
Westpac Group is proud to have been a partner in the creation of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships in 2001.
Founded in Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland, under the leadership of Noel Pearson, Jawun is a community engagement model. Under the model, corporate employees are seconded to Indigenous organisations for an agreed period of time, usually six weeks, to share their skills and contribute to building the sustainability of those organisations.
Success is shared both ways. Aboriginal organisations benefit from the practical assistance provided by the corporate secondees. Corporate secondees benefit from enormous personal and professional growth during their time spent within Indigenous communities.
For more information visit Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
Davidson Institute and Financial Education
Named after Sir Alfred Davidson, the pioneer of Westpac financial education, Davidson Institute offers a range of money management topics for individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations and community groups.
Whether you’re starting your business, operating your business or growing your business, the Davidson Institute offers a range of money management topics for individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations and community groups.
For more information visit the Davidson Institute
Things you should know
This information is general information only and does not constitute any recommendation or advice. The information is current at 25 August 2017 and is subject to change. It has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should also consider obtaining personalised advice from a professional financial adviser and your accountant before making any financial decisions in relation to the matters discussed herein.
Public donations to Westpac Foundation are administered by Westpac Community Limited as trustee for Westpac Community Trust (ABN 53 265 036 982). Westpac Community Trust is a Public Ancillary Fund, endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
Westpac Scholars Limited ABN 72 168 847 041 as trustee for Westpac Bicentennial Trust ABN 35 600 251 071.