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Inclusive Employment Grants - 2024

ClosedGrant Opened: 10th of April 2024 Closed: 20th of May 2024 Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: Westpac Further Information: https://www.westpac.com.au/about-westpac/our-foundations/westpac-foundation/grants/inclusive-employment-grants/

The Inclusive Employment Grant (IEG) is a two-year grant of $50,000 to support community organisations
and social enterprises that:

  • create meaningful Award Wage Jobs and/or Training Opportunities for individuals and communities facing complex barriers to mainstream work or Self-Employment for people in our priority groups


  • are currently earning revenue through trading of goods and services and want to strengthen their business model and build greater financial resilience and sustainability in delivering their social mission

Grant partners will also receive non-financial support including:

  • being matched with a Westpac Community Ambassador to help access a broad range of networking, leadership, business strategy, governance and financial capability programs
  • opportunities to build their capacity to measure and report on a range of key employment, capability and financial sustainability outcomes as part of an impact study on the IEG program

Westpac Foundation prioritises organisations that create Award Wage Jobs and/or Training Opportunities for people facing complex barriers to mainstream work or Self-Employment, that benefit one or more of the following listed priority groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including refugee and asylum seekers
  • Women experiencing disadvantage
  • Young people (greater than 15 years of age)
  • People that are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People who have experienced family and/or domestic violence
  • People living with a disability (including carers)
  • People living with a mental health issue (including carers)
  • People who have been incarcerated or have had contact with the criminal justice system
  • Long term unemployed and experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage
  • Living in rural and remote areas

Also prioritised are social enterprises and job-focused community organisations that are building skills and career pathways in jobs-rich growth sectors such as the technology care, and green economy.

Last Updated: 30th of April 2024
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