Grace in the Community
Grace Gives Grants
At Grace, we recognise that if not for our local communities, we would not have grown as we have over the years, so each year Grace undertakes a range of initiatives to support and maintain that community connection throughout Australia and New Zealand.
2016 saw the launch of the Grace Gives grants programme, which is our way of giving back to the communities that support us. Over 100,000 people voted to select the finalists, showing just how important this initiative is and the community and the groups it supports.
In Australia and New Zealand, Grace Gives has and will continue to award grants to deserving community groups to help them help their local community.
Voting for Grace Gives 2017 has now closed. Recipients will be announced on December 12th.
In recent years, Grace supported the following charities and community groups with a Grace Gives grant:
In addition to these contributions, Grace provides its services and support to its key community partner, The St Vincent de Paul Society.
Grace teams with Vinnies
Move house, make a difference
Having noticed a lot of good quality items being thrown onto rubbish piles, Grace and The St Vincent de Paul Society have teamed up to rehouse these unwanted items and help Australians in need.
Moving house is one of the few times you are forced to sort through every inch of your home and it can be amazing what you find, plus what you no longer require. This is where the Grace and The St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) initiative kicks into play. When packing up your home for your forthcoming Grace relocation, simply pack any good quality items that you no longer require into the ‘move house, make a difference’ carton and Grace will deliver to Vinnies on your behalf. Vinnies are then able to sell items in their stores, raising much needed funds to support societies most vulnerable across a wide range of national programs.
The St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society has been supporting Australians who are living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage for over 160 years. The charity operates more than 650 Vinnies shops nationally selling pre-loved, donated goods. Money generated through the shops is vital to funding St Vincent de Paul Society’s many national programs, including:
✓ Operating homeless services
✓ Employment and financial support services
✓ Friendship programs for those living with mental illness
✓ Youth services
✓ Refugee assistance and resettling programs
How to donate
Donating is an easy three step process and Grace are here to assist you with any questions.
Request Vinnies charity carton/s as part of your Grace move in most cases Grace will deliver the Vinnies cartons prior to your move and you pack the cartons Grace will collect the cartons and deliver, on your behalf, to your local Vinnies shop.