Grace in the Community
Grace Gives Grants
|At Grace, we recognise that if not for our local communities, we wouldn’t be who we are. So each year we give back with a range of initiatives that support our important community across Australia and New Zealand.
We’ve been activating our Grace Gives grant program for three years now. This is our way of helping individuals and groups who need us most. This year over 200,000 people voted to help us choose our wonderful finalists. It’s never an easy decision and we encourage charities who didn’t receive a grant from us this year to please apply again next year. Grace Gives will continue to award grants to deserving community groups in the future and we know there are a lot of you out there.
Grace partners with Vinnies
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 unwanted items and help Australians in need. Simply request Vinnies charity carton/s as part of your Grace move, pack your unwanted things and we’ll collect the cartons and deliver them, on your behalf, to your local Vinnies shop.The St Vincent de Paul Society has been supporting Australians who are living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage for more than 160 years. Vinnies Australia has more than 600,000 members and volunteers who work hard to assist people in need and combat social injustice across the country.
|Visit our Vinnies page for more information on our partnership and how you can move house and make a difference.|
Grace Membership with Supply Nation
Grace is proud to be a member of the Supply Nation program, whose aim is to connect its members to Indigenous suppliers, and by incorporating Indigenous owned businesses into the supply chain of Australian companies and government agencies.
At Grace, we recognise the value of a diverse supply chain to drive innovation and flexibility within our organisation. We also believe that by ensuring that our procurement decisions include Indigenous businesses, we can contribute to greater economic empowerment of First Australians and contribute to ‘closing the gap’.
Grace has a history of initiatives designed to help close the gap for Australia’s Indigenous peoples and communities. These initiatives include:
- Internal Indigenous procurement targets
- Working with Reconciliation Australia to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
- Increasing Indigenous employment
Our membership provides opportunities for more of our staff to be involved in initiatives designed to promote greater inclusion of Indigenous people.