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 the communities throughout Australia and New Zealand in which it operates.
2016 sees the launch of Grace Gives Grants. Whilst we have grown a lot in our history, we continue to stay true to our local roots and our Grace Gives Grants is our way to maintain that community connection.
In Australia, Grace Gives Grants will be awarded to deserving community groups to help them help their local community.
What we are looking for:
Something a little different! We’re interested in hearing from community groups that:
How to Apply:
It’s easy! Community groups can simply apply for the grants online via our Grace Gives Australia Facebook Page which will be launched in October 2016.
Grace Gives Grants Key Dates
Grant applications open
|Monday 10th October, 2016|
Grant applications close
|Sunday 30th October, 2016|
Public voting commences
Monday 31st October, 2016
Public voting closes
Thursday 24th November, 2016
|Grant finalists announced||
Monday 28th November, 2016
|Grant recipients announced||
Monday 5th December, 2016
(an internal programme run by our team members)
Twice a year the teams at each of our Branches elect local community groups or events that they feel would benefit from financial support from Grace, and sponsorships and donations are allocated on a needs basis.
In 2015, Grace supported the following community groups:
In addition to these contributions, Grace Removals provides its services and support to its key community partner, The St Vincent de Paul Society, affectionately known as Vinnies.
Each year, Grace Information & Records Management branches host site inspections for information and records management students from leading universities around Australia.
As part of our commitment to furthering education and advancements in this field, GIRM provides students with a commercial perspective on information management, and gives guidance on industry best practice, an overview of career opportunities, and insights into the future of commercial information and records management in Australia and overseas.
“I was one of the Curtin University students that attended the site visit at Grace. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, for a very insightful and surprising afternoon. To be completely honest I was not looking forward to this visit and begrudged as an online student having to attend, but I am so pleased I did! Having worked in Libraries for over 18 years now, I never thought I would even consider venturing from that career pathway, but yesterday’s visit changed my mindset, as the tour and presentation really opened my eyes to the processes and relevance of excellent records management and storage practices.” – Christina, Perth
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: