Foundation Hearbeat

HBCF Heartbeat September 2022

Welcome to the fourth edition of the HBCF Heartbeat.   We are proud to report a lot of great stuff has happened since our last edition in March on our journey to growing stronger communities together.

In this edition: 

November 2021

Our grants are open!

We’re excited to announce that the Charitable Foundation’s third round of grants is now open! The total amount to be given out in grants will be $85,000.

The grant funds are to be used to support the overall costs of a specific program that has a proven track record of creating impact in one of our three focus areas:

  • Positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers; 
  • Health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and 
  • Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters.

Key Grant Application Dates

For more information on the grant process please visit our Apply page. If you have a charity you’d like to encourage to apply, please share this newsletter with them. 

Workplace Giving

We marked Heritage Bank's Our Shout Workplace Giving Team reaching 100+ donors!

This generous group from Heritage now donates about $24,000 per year to the Foundation through their payroll donations. The generosity doesn’t stop there as Heritage Bank matches all workplace giving donations from team members.

Thanks to the awesome members of Team Our Shout, the Foundation will grow by at least $48,000 this financial year due to Workplace Giving!

Workplace giving at Heritage Bank

PHOTO: Heritage Workplace Givers Judith, Jen and Marie celebrating in style!

Business of Beef 

Our Business of Beef Fundraising Lunch was a huge success! 

Thanks to the very generous support of everyone in the room we raised over $14,500 to assist the Foundation further support our charity partners.

What made this event even more special is that all our wonderful prizes were 100% donated – a true example of the community coming together. Many thanks to:

  • Mort & Co
  • The Blyth Family
  • Stone & Wood Brewing
  • Port Office Hotel

We would also like to thank our fantastic guest speakers Carly Fradgely, Baby Give Back CEO and Charlie Mort, Executive Chairman Mort & Co.

Business of Beef Fundraising Lunch

Business of Beef Fundraising Lunch

1. Carly Fradgely (Baby Give Back)
2. Charlie Mort (Mort & Co) and Paul Olds (Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation)


Heritage Bank team members have been nice and busy volunteering for the Foundation’s charity partners. They hit the phones to help Hummingbird House, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation and Wishlist raise much needed funds at their Giving Days.



The Member Experience Leadership Team supported Baby Give Back by packing 20 Safe Start boxes. Each Safe Start box contains essential items for newborns and their mums packed beautifully and gifted to them when they leave hospital.

The Baby Give Back team were super organised, engaging, and so appreciative to have the support of extra hands on deck. The Heritage volunteers relished the chance to give back, and be a part of the hugely positive impact this charity makes in the community.


Weis Community Fund Grant

It was great to have Unilever with us in Toowoomba to announce the two charities who shared in $25,000 as beneficiaries of the inaugural round of Weis Community Fund grants.

Funded by Unilever and administered by the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation, the Weis Community Fund helps charitable organisations build a stronger and more resilient Darling Downs region. 

The inaugural grants were awarded to:

Both organisations have a strong track record of supporting and encouraging participants of their programs to be productive and valued members of the Darling Downs community. 

Weis Community Fund Unilever

Weis Community Fund Mulberry Project

1. Paul Olds (HBCF), Phillipa Woodhill (ARLF), Vivienne Johnson (ARLF), Nicky Sparshott (Unilever) and Annie Lucchitti (Unilever) and Bill Armagnacq (HBCF)
2. Ricky Adams (The Mulberry Project), Greg Johnson (The Mulberry Project), Bronwyn Herberton (The Mulberry Project), Nicky Sparshott (Unilever), Annie Lucchitti (Unilever) and Paul Olds (HBCF)

Run the Range

A massive thanks to everyone in Team HBCF for their amazing efforts in completing Run the Range.  The conditions made it a very cold, wet, muddy and slippery track. The team spirit was amazing and it was great to see so much HBCF purple (under the mud) out on the track! Together, the team raised over $2,600 to support the Foundation's amazing charity partners.

Run the Range 2022

GIVIT Donation

Thanks to the generosity of Heritage members and staff, the Foundation was able to donate an additional $17,127 to GIVIT ’s Storm and Flood Appeal on top of our original $105,000 donation.

We were delighted that we could hold the cheque presentation at Heritage's Morayfield branch as it was Morayfield who raised the most money for the Appeal.

By coming together we have provided immediate and meaningful support to those affected by this devastating natural disaster.

Givit Cheque Presentation 2022 at Heritage Bank Morayfield Branch

PHOTO: Mat, Samantha, Tankia and Temiah (GIVIT)

Community at Heart Appeal

Growing stronger communities is at the very heart of what the Foundation was set up to achieve.

To help celebrate this, we launched the first “Community at Heart Appeal” which will become an annual event

The inaugural Community at Heart Appeal supported Foundation charity partner The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and its Share-A-Book Program. Share-A-Book provides new and quality pre-loved books to Indigenous, refugee and marginalised communities in need of resources.

It was great to have the support of the Heritage Bank team with all branches acting as collection points.

We're thrilled to reveal we collected over 700 children’s books, which are now headed for a remote Indigenous school in far north Western Australia who are desperate for books to start their Share-A-Book library. 

Community at Heart Maroochydore Visit

PHOTO: Sophie, Kia, Paul (HBCF), Harry and John from Heritage Bank Maroochydore Branch

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About the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation

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 the fund has  grown to over $4 million and distributed $327,032 to help 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.

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