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Corporate foundations unite to create more jobs in the Illawarra

Contributor, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  Illawarra-based social enterprise, Green Connect, is the fifth organisation to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach led by Westpac Foundation which aims to create

Helping people and the planet

Contributor, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  12,000 Australians are set to benefit from Westpac Foundation grants.  Westpac Foundation has announced the 100 organisations across Australia that are set to receive one of its

A new approach to giving

Contributor, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  This month Westpac Foundation announced it’s changing its approach to giving for social enterprises. Here the foundation’s CEO, Susan Bannigan, talks about the changing nature

Why employment can be a ‘pathway out of disadvantage’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  While some people dread coming into work every day, for Josh it helps motivate him to get out of bed in the morning. The 20-year-old – who has autism – is working at Sydney-based social

The ripple effect of job creation

Contributor, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Social enterprises can help some of the most marginalised people in our society not only to gain employment but stay in it, but social enterprises also need to be supported, writes

Social enterprise helping vulnerable Aussies find meaningful work

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Social enterprise is delivering better job opportunities for disadvantaged Australians than mainstream employment while also fixing gaps in government jobseeker programs,

Westpac Foundation to Award $2 Million in Grants for NFPs

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  The Westpac Foundation will award 200 grants totalling $2 million to not-for-profit organisations across Australia, as part of its annual Community Grants program. Now in its seventh

$2M Grants to Create Brighter Futures for Australians

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st May 2017 -  Australians are being called on to get behind their communities and nominate a local not for profit to share in $2 million of grant funding to improve the lives of Australians experiencing

Corporates Join Forces for Disability Employment Social Enterprise

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th January 2017 -  Corporate, philanthropic and government support has helped establish a new state-of-the-art facility offering employment opportunities for people who have experienced mental…

Westpac Foundation Launches Social Scale-up Grant Program

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th February 2016 -  The Westpac Foundation has launched a Social Scale-up Grant Program to support Australian social enterprises. Grants of $300,000 each over three years will be awarded to organisations…

More NFPs Look to Social Enterprise Model

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  A report looking at the emergence of "social enterprises" in Australia has found a strong trend towards greater commercialisation among organisations that would traditionally…

Westpac Foundation Opens Grants Round

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st July 2014 -  The Westpac Foundation has opened its next round of social enterprise grants and announced the latest recipients of grants worth $1.2 million to support local community organisations…
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