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The QBE Foundation ensures we manage our community-related activities effectively and consistently, in line with our purpose, strategy and investment criteria. Our vision is to help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. This vision is an extension of QBE’s purpose: to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

The activities of the QBE Foundation are managed regionally. The AUSPAC QBE Foundation works across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We support our communities through charity partnerships, donations and have a range of initiatives to empower QBE employees to support causes that are important to them.


Charity partnerships

Charity partnerships

In addition to funding, our charity partners receive our support with events, fundraising, media advocacy and employee volunteering.

Our QBE Foundation Committee assess candidates for large charity partnerships using global eligibility criteria and our own strategic priorities – including our chosen Sustainable Development Goals, which are outlined in our Sustainability Report. This allows us to partner with charities who share our values and work across a large variety of community-related causes.

We’re currently focused on strengthening our long-term partnerships, to make a lasting contribution over time.

Our 2019 charity partners

KidsCan

The Kids Cancer Project

Support TKCP in their battle to cure cancer by funding research.
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RUOK

R U OK?

Following the successful R U OK? At Work campaign last year, this year we’ll support R U OK? in Sport.
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McGrath Foundation

McGrath Foundation

Fund Breast Care Nurse Vicki Bell as she supports individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.
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Mission Australia

Mission Australia

Support disadvantaged young people through the Charcoal Lane program, which gives participants a chance to learn new skills, build workplace confidence, and gain hospitality industry qualifications.
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KidsCan

KidsCan NZ

Support KidsCan’s work with disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Last year our funding provided 2,500 pairs of shoes and 5,000 pairs of socks to kids in need.
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Foodbank

Foodbank

Support food relief programs in Indigenous communities and specific support for the Foodbank WA Mega Meal Challenge, which helps prepare meals for vulnerable people in Western Australia.
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Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia

Fund the training of assistance dogs to help people living with disabilities and support the PTSD program.
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Local grants

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Supporting our people and local communities

QBE Foundation local grants are an opportunity for our people to support causes they feel passionately about. They’re intended to help charities delivering smaller projects within local communities.

Local grant applications are made by QBE employees on behalf of a charity they are involved with. They're reviewed by the QBE Foundation Committee.

Some of the charities we have supported recently include: Camp Quality, Eloise Gannon Foundation Ltd, GO Foundation, Parkinson’s NSW, Cathy Freeman Foundation, The Big Issue, Fred Hollows Foundation, It’s a Bloke Thing and Dress for Success.

Employee empowerment

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Empowering our employees to support their causes

The QBE Foundation empowers our people to supports causes that are important to them. We offer employee matching for charity fundraising as well as a paid volunteer day annually.

Our people can apply to have their personal fundraising efforts matched by the QBE Foundation. This can be up to $5,000 a year, in cases where their fundraising efforts meet our Foundation’s minimum requirements.

A paid volunteer day, or “Foundation Day”, can be used to support a charity or cause of their choice.

Get in touch with the QBE Foundation