ANZ operates a number of staff foundations across our region. All staff donations to the foundations are matched by ANZ.
Australian Staff Foundation
The ANZ Staff Foundation was established in Australia in 1988 to help meet the needs of Australian communities. It has distributed $2.4m in small grants to community organisations since 1988. Grants of around $5,000 support a variety of projects from disadvantaged youth to the environment. A National Advisory Board and State Committees comprising ANZ employees decide the granting rounds each year.
Applications are accepted twice a year: 15 January and 15 July.
|Case Study: Building a foundation for better learning|
Vermont South Special School assists children with a mild intellectual disability and in November 2011, ANZ Staff Foundation provided funding for the school to purchase three new iPads and educational applications.The iPads enable students with poor fine motor schools who have difficulty writing to engage in interactive educational sessions and are lighter and easier for some students with physical disabilities to carry.
Clare Collopy from Vermont South Special School said "We are extremely grateful to the ANZ staff Foundation for their generous donation. The iPads help to improve communication skills and the capacity for independent learning in our students who have a mild intellectual disability. We also look forward to ANZ staff volunteering at the school in the near future".
New Zealand Staff Foundation
A staff foundation also operates in New Zealand. It is a charitable trust through which staff in New Zealand support the organisations and projects that make a difference in the community. New Zealand staff can make regular donations through their payroll each fortnight.
India Staff Foundation – Socially Aware ANZ
In Bangalore, India, Socially Aware ANZ (SAANZ) is an employee-led initiative to support various community development projects in India. The SAANZ team is a network of volunteer champions that focus on smaller, lesser-known charitable and development organisations for community giving. Projects supported by SAANZ are recommended by members who volunteer their time to be involved, and funds are raised through payroll giving and donations.
Fiji Staff Foundation
Established in 2006, Fiji Foundation is organised and guided by ANZ staff and makes regular donations to organisations, charities, causes and projects.
|Case study: Renovations to the CWM Children's Hospital Wards|
In April through to June 2011, the ANZ Staff Foundation in Fiji undertook renovations and upgrading works at the CWM Children's Hospital in Suva. ANZ and the Foundation contributed in-kind support and volunteering as well as funding to cover the cost of the renovations.
Walls were scrubbed, sanded and painted, tiles cleaned and replaced, bathrooms and toilets upgraded, windows repaired, air-conditioning units installed, old furniture restored, pantry/kitchen cupboards rebuilt, counters scrubbed and polished and new curtains installed. The renovations have transformed the ward which now provides a bright and cheerful environment for the children and medical staff.
Pacific Operations Staff Foundation
Established in 2005, The Pacific Operations Staff Foundation helps to meet the real and emerging needs of Fijian communities.
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