We’re committed to helping better the communities where Coca-Cola does business. That’s why we’re passionate about setting up our charity partners for long-term success. 

The mission of the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation is to help create possibilities for a brighter, more sustainable future for Australians today and for generations to come.

Our Flagship grants support national charities with strategic programs that address a challenge aligned with the CCAF mission. Up to $200,000 is provided each year, for up to three consecutive years.

Wetlands not wastelands with Earthwatch

Announced in 2020, Earthwatch is the current flagship partner of the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation. 

Wetlands not Wastelands, based in the Gulf of Carpentaria, is a project that involves the life cycle of plastic waste. 

The Earthwatch team are working with Plastic Collective, Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and local indigenous rangers on their marine pollution strategies. 

Rangers are also being trained in how to turn plastic waste into valuable commercial products via Shruder recycling stations, which can then be sold to market.

Want to know more about this flagship project? Read on.

Positivity and optimism with 2019 flagship partners

We’re so proud of the work done by The Song Room, Raise Foundation and The Carers Foundation, each of which concluded their three year partnerships in 2019. 

The Song Room believes that all Australian children should have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts.   

Since 2017, the ArtsConnect program has been successfully running in four intensive language schools across Australia, supporting refugee and migrant youth to engage with learning and school. 

Raise Foundation supports young people through their crucial teenage years by delivering mentoring programs in schools and communities. 

Since the partnership began, CCAF funding has seen a total of 5,421 students being matched with mentors and 3,949 new mentors trained.

The Carers Foundation provides wellness programs for young people who are primary caregivers for a loved one. 

Over the course of the three-year partnership, nearly 300 young carers experienced the Joy and Inspiration Project, building resilience, health and optimism, and taking a much-needed break. 

Find out how to apply for a grant.