To support the needs of community organisations, we have established the Woodside $10 million COVID-19 Community Fund, providing direct support to the communities where we are active.
Woodside has a long history of partnering with community organisations and our initial funding has been provided to those that need immediate support, through Lifeline WA and Foodbank WA.
These two organisations deliver essential services for our community and will continue to experience increased demand for their services in the weeks and months ahead.
Foodbank CEO Greg Hebble welcomed the initiative.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the steep increase in the number of people needing help during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Greg said.
“We are using our grant from the Woodside COVID-19 Community Fund to change the way that we work so we can continue to provide food to those in crisis while keeping everybody safe.
“We are extremely grateful to have the support of Woodside so that we can continue to provide an essential service to WA in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.”
We continue to work actively with community stakeholders and local authorities to identify ways to respond to areas of need. As part of the Community Fund, we are seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations in the WA communities where we live and work, namely Karratha, Roebourne, Exmouth, Broome, Dampier Peninsula and Perth. Read the guidance and click here to start your application.
Applications close on 30 June 2020.
Our employees are also supporting organisations caring for the community through our workplace giving initiative. All employee donations are dollar-matched by Woodside and will fund FoodBank WA, Lifeline WA and Salvation Army Karratha.