Giving back to those in need
Smartgroup is committed to positively contributing to the communities in which we live and operate.
In 2018, we proudly supported a wide range of community and charity organisations directly and via employee-led activities. We are looking to continue this great work in 2019 and beyond. To assist us in doing so, Smartgroup Foundation was established with an annual grant from Smartgroup Corporation Ltd to be directed to certain charities with Deductible-Gift-Recipient (DGR) status.
While we recognise that there are thousands of incredibly worthy causes in our local community, nationally and internationally, the Foundation will initially focus on grass-roots charities as determined by Smartgroup employees. Through an employee survey conducted in July 2019, employees told us that they would like the Foundation to focus on projects which support:
- Animal welfare
- Children’s illnesses and disabilities
- Mental illness
- Children and families at risk
Smartgroup Foundation is now calling for grant applications between $5,000 and $25,000, to assist in the selection and distribution of funds to projects which will make a lasting impact. While not all grant applications will be successful, Smartgroup Foundation commits to carefully consider all applications and notify all applicants of the outcome of their application.