This year, Lendlease Foundation partnered with Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation™ to aid not-for profit community organisations and charities. In the Australian region, Lendlease Foundation provided total funding of up to $100,000 to ten worthy community organisations. 

During the Community Grant period, employees were asked to contact community organisations and charities that they support, encouraging them to apply. With a total of 59 applications received this year, Lendlease employees were then encouraged to short-list the top ten organisations in need of funding. 

Successful applicants were given a financial boost to address a range of community needs, including community development, diversity and inclusion, skilling, training and employment, health and wellbeing.

Meet this year’s Community Grant recipients and hear what they have to say about what the financial grant means to them:
 

Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning program

Pyjama Foundation

“There are 48,000 children living in foster care within Australia, we are reading to 1,400 weekly which is showing life-changing results for these kids. Receiving the Lendlease Foundation’s Community Grant means that we will be able to reach more of these children who so desperately need that one-on-one time with a trusted adult, to help them feel safe, protected and cared for.”

Liz Calligeros, Pyjama Foundation

AEIOU Foundation’s Community and Family Connect project


“This grant means that children in AEIOU centres will be able to go on excursions with their families, learning the skills they need to successfully integrate into their community. They will socialise, communicate and enjoy time with their families – all with help from our qualified staff, when they need it! It means that no families will miss out on these vital experiences, simply due to financial constraints. It means that so many kids will have fun! It is these simple experiences, that so many other kids take for granted, and kids with autism so often miss out on.”

Catherine Focken, AEIOU Foundation

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation’s Psycho-education and Recreation Camp

"This grant means so much to a group of vulnerable young people who live with family members with mental illness. With Lendlease’s support, they will build skills, knowledge and abilities which empower them to grow beyond the impacts of family mental illness, while having loads of fun and connecting with peers who share common experiences.”

Chris Giles, Kookaburra Kids' CEO


Women’s Housing’s Rise Up Program


“This grant will enable Women’s Housing to develop a program with Blue Chip Minds that will drive tenant sustainability. Participants will be guided through a supportive process to reflect on their personal style in responding to situations, providing participants with tools and resources for personal growth.  Women’s Housing believe that these sessions will provide tenants with valuable tools that will enable them to live richer lives.” 

Lindy Parker, Operations Manager


Congratulations to all our Lendlease Foundation 2019 Community Grant recipients:

For more than 30 years, our Lendlease Foundation has provided an important vehicle for the company to nurture and support its employees and aid charities and communities where we have an involvement.

Lendlease is proud of our employees who make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

 

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