Through our significant community partnerships program, we focus our funding on three key areas: medical research and wellbeing, education and the arts. Across each of these areas, we endeavour to support organisations that are Indigenous-led, or that have significant Indigenous programs. We look to add value to our partner organisations, the community and our businesses.
Wesfarmers has supported the Clontarf Foundation since its inception in 2001 and we currently employ around 400 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through Clontarf. We also supported the Girls Academy to increase opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women until its closure in January 2021.
In addition, this year we have continued to support Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Australia’s biggest Aboriginal-led theatre company. We have supported Yirra Yaakin since 2016.