At Stockland we believe we can positively change the way people and communities thrive. The Stockland CARE Foundation was established to support charity organisations that can help Stockland deliver on our aspiration to improve the health, wellbeing and education of Australian communities.
In October 2019, the Stockland CARE Foundation established a collaborative partnership between our three charity partners ReachOut, Redkite and R U OK? with the common goal to improve the wellbeing of communities across Australia. Through this partnership we will seek to empower our communities to build the essential skills, resources and networks to support each other towards a better way to live.
This collaborative partnership sees the four organisations come together as a ‘community of practice’ to share resources, tools and challenges and build a culture of continuous learning and improvement. We have already held workshops to agree partnership principles and think innovatively about how we will work together and share knowledge to maximise our joint overall impact.
Given the massive social disruption caused by COVID-19, the establishment of this new collaborative partnership has been timely and fortunate. It is more important now than ever before to support and strengthen our shared communities. Over the next three years, the CARE Foundation will invest more than $1 million and ongoing non-financial support in our Foundation partners, to help raise awareness and support for mental health programs in Australian communities, which will help communities recover and rebuild for the future. Mental health and wellbeing was chosen by an overwhelming majority of Stockland employees as the key focus area for the CARE Foundation.