Employee Connected grants | Coca-Cola Australia

Employee Connected grants | Coca-Cola Australia

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There are thousands of people employed by Coca-Cola Australia. Many of us are active members of local communities. 

We think one of the best ways to help create possibilities for a brighter, more sustainable future for Australians is to contribute to the causes our employees care about. 

Coca-Cola Employee Connected grants provide one-off grants of up to $25,000 to support projects in communities where our employees live, work or have personal connections. 

In 2019, the CCAF provided 31 employee nominated organisations with more than $700,000 collectively in grants. These are just some of the stories from the 2019 Employee Connected Grant recipients.

Shining a light on mental health with batyr

In 2019, an Australian study revealed alarming rates of psychological distress among Australian teenagers. 

According to the study, 24.2% of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 experience psychological distress, a 5.5% increase since 2012.

While the report also found teenagers are starting to express their feelings more and more, there’s still work to be done.

Preventative mental health organisation batyr is working to smash the stigma around mental health. 

Find out more about how batyr is creating positive behavioural change for young Australians now and in the future.

Inspiring the next generation with Phoenix House

In Australia, more than one million children have experienced domestic and family violence. From 2017 to 2018, these high instances served as the main reason for 85,000 Australians seeking support from homelessness centres. 

It’s an issue that hits home for many people including Bronwyn Thompson, customer and commercial insights manager at Coca-Cola Australia. 

Bronwyn grew up in a home of domestic violence and alcoholism and as a teenager had no support services to assist her. 

It’s the reason she nominated her local youth services charity Phoenix House for a Coca-Cola Australia Foundation Employee Connected Grant.

Read more about Bronwyn and the incredible work of Phoenix House.

The complete list of current Employee Connected grants

Interested to know how we’re supporting our local communities? From microplastic collection to LGBTQI+ support, see the complete list of current Employee Connected grants below.

  • Caring for Our Port Stephens Youth (COPSY) Inc
  • Kids Under Cover
  • The Humour Foundation
  • Camp Quality Limited
  • The Carers Foundation Holdings Ltd
  • Project Etico Australia Limited trading as Hotel Etico
  • National Centre for Childhood Grief
  • The Warrior Woman Foundation
  • Youth Opportunities Association (SA) Inc
  • NSW Friendship Circle
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia
  • The Trustee for Sir David Martin Foundation
  • SHINE for Kids
  • Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc.
  • Sunshine Butterflies
  • Dismantle Incorporated
  • Waves of Wellness Foundation
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Act For Kids
  • batyr Australia Limited
  • Project Youth
  • Bravehearts Foundation Limited
  • Kanyini Connections Ltd - Hoofbeats Sanctuary
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
  • Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre (WAGEC)
  • Human Nature Adventure Therapy
  • Giant Steps Australia
  • K.I.D.S. Foundation
  • Cowboys Charity Limited