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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:
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.
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!
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:
We would also like to thank our fantastic guest speakers Carly Fradgely, Baby Give Back CEO and Charlie Mort, Executive Chairman Mort & Co.
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.
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.
To help celebrate this, we launched the first “Community at Heart Appeal” which will become an annual event
It was great to have the support of the Heritage Bank team with all branches acting as collection points.
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.