Stockland has awarded $279,000 to community-based or not-for-profit organisations to fund grassroots programs and initiatives directly benefitting local communities via its annual CARE Grants program.
Supporting diverse groups including local schools, sporting and cultural clubs, health and wellness organisations and environmental organisations, each successful applicant receives a grant of $1,000.
Commenting on the 2022 program, Amy Hogan, National Manager Group Sustainability, Stockland said the grants foster sustainable, connected local communities.
“Since we began the Stockland CARE Grants in 2014 we have assisted more than 2,350 community organisations across Australia with grants of $2.2 million.
“Supporting local community organisations to build stronger, more sustainable, healthy and inclusive communities accords with our purpose that there is a better way to live.
“The COVID lockdowns and restrictions over the past two years have meant that local communities have experienced challenging times with many unable to offer their usual programs so it was especially pleasing to recognise 279 worthy local groups through this year’s grants,” Ms Hogan said.
To secure a Stockland CARE Grant each application must demonstrate there is a need within a local community and that the proposed initiative addresses the need. Stockland also applies its sustainability lens to the applications ensuring each entry supports the concepts of either regenerative and circular living, inclusive and accessible living or healthy and connected living.
“Stockland values the places and communities in which we operate. Whether it’s a Retail Town Centre in Perth, a residential community in Southeast Queensland or Victoria, or an office in Sydney our teams work collaboratively with local communities to promote the CARE Grants program and encourage participation,” Ms Hogan said.
For further information on some of our grant recipients please visit stockland.com.au/caregrants.