November 2021

Foundation Hearbeat

HBCF Heartbeat March 2022

Welcome to our third edition of the HBCF Heartbeat. Let’s jump straight into it as there is a lot of terrific stuff to cover.

$105,000 to support flood-impacted communities in QLD and NSW

It’s heart-breaking to see the devastation that the storms and floods have caused in many of the communities where we have friends and family. 

Traditionally we support our amazing charity partners via an annual grant program, but at times like this it is important we have the flexibility to step up and support the recovery process.

With that thought in mind, we have decided to donate $5,000 raised from our recent Business of Beers fundraising lunch to GIVIT’s storms and flooding appeal. We believe GIVIT is a remarkable charity and their giving model is highly effective in supporting local charities and community organisations to deliver vital goods and services directly to those in need. 

Great news, the love doesn’t stop there. Heritage Bank have generously donated $100,000 to the Foundation allowing us to contribute $105,000 to GIVIT’s appeal. 

Joining forces with Heritage, the lunch supporters and GIVIT is a wonderful example of living our mission – growing stronger communities, together. 

If you would like to support the Foundation’s Storm and Flood appeal to support QLD and NSW flood-impacted communities you can donate online now. 

Flood Relief Appeal

See impact videos from our inaugural grant recipients

We're extremely proud of our inaugural grant round charity partners, who, under abnormally difficult circumstances, have gone that extra mile to support some of the most vulnerable Australians.

Each charity partner has an extremely important story to share and we have worked with them to create a series of videos that allows you to witness the impact their support has had on someone’s life.

Please take the time to watch these short videos as they are a powerful illustration of how our charity partners have used the Foundations funding to change life trajectories and builds stronger communities.

Watch videos

Impact of Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation grants

$25,000 available for inaugural Weis Community Fund grants

We established the Weis Community Fund, a Sub-Fund of the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation, this year through a very generous donation from Unilever.

The Weis Community Fund supports an annual grant funding program for local charitable projects that further innovation in agri-foods, sustainable farming practices and/or the next generation of local entrepreneurs.  To ensure the grants principally flow to the Toowoomba district, the selected initiatives need to be located in Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Southern Downs and/or Western Downs.
We’re extremely honoured to be given this exciting opportunity that will ensure Weis' contribution to Toowoomba and the surrounding areas continues.

The Weis Community Funds first grant round closes at 5.00pm on 28 March 2022.

Eligible not-for-profit organisations can apply via our website.

Workplace giving success

A massive congratulations goes to Heritage Bank on their Bronze Award in Workplace Giving Australia’s 2021 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards in the category of Best Launch/Refresh (Employer).

The generous support we receive from the Heritage Bank staff is absolutely amazing.  They play a major role in supporting our charity partners through donating, volunteering and helping to create awareness.

Business of Beers Fundraising Lunch

We are very pleased to say the Business of Beers Fundraising Lunch was a great success! Thanks to a lot of generous people we raised close to $12,000 to assist the Foundation further support our charity partners.

It was sensational to see so many people out enjoying themselves at The Rock Toowoomba while getting behind a worthy cause.  What made this event even more special is that all our wonderful prizes were 100% donated – a true example of the community coming together.

Thank you again to the special businesses who supported the lunch:

Heritage Bank Business Banking

  • Stone & Wood Brewing
  • Mort & Co
  • Betros Bros.
  • The Rock Pub
  • Brisbane Broncos
We would also like to thank our fantastic guest speakers Alison Geale, Bravehearts’ CEO, and Ross Jurisich, Stone & Wood co-founder, for sharing their stories.

1. Brett Williams (Mort & Co) with raffle winner Kate Venables (Catholic Care Services) and Marita Ramia (Mort & Co)
2. Lunch attendees listening to Alison Geale (Bravehearts)
3. Ross Jurisich (co-founder Stone & Wood)
4. Alison Geale (CEO Bravehearts) 

The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation was established in 2018 as a Public Ancillary Fund, with seed funding of $2 million from Heritage Bank. Since that time we have grown to over $4 million and helped improve the quality of life for people in need throughout our community.  

Heritage Bank funds all operational costs of the Foundation, ensuring all donations received, and investment income generated, is used to fund its vision of growing stronger communities, together.

If you would like to support the Foundation please visit our donate page or give our Executive Officer Paul Olds a call on 0448 438 794.

You can also follow our social media pages: Facebook and LinkedIn.

This publication is intended only to provide an information service on matters of interest to readers. Statements are based upon facts and information believed to be accurate, reliable and current as at the date of the publication.  Information may change without notice. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider obtaining independent legal, financial and taxation advice before acting on this information.  Heritage Charitable Foundation Limited ATF Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation ABN 79 297 317 699.  Registered under the Collections Act 1966 (Qld).  
More news

Follow us

We acknowledge and honour the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging.
Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation
Heritage Charitable Foundation Limited ATF Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation ABN 79 297 317 699 ©
Registered under the Collections Act 1966 (Qld)