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The QBE Foundation works to create positive change by partnering with like-minded charities to build strong, sustainable and inclusive communities.

The activities of the QBE Foundation are managed regionally. The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation works across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Fiji. We support these communities through our large charity partnerships, local grant program, and initiatives that empower QBE employees to support causes that are important to them.


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Charity partnerships

In addition to funding, our charity partners receive our support with events, fundraising, media advocacy and employee volunteering.

Our QBE Foundation Committee selects candidates for large charity partnerships using global eligibility criteria and our own strategic priorities. This allows us to partner with like-minded charities who work across a variety of community-related causes.

We are currently focused on strengthening our long-term partnerships, to make a lasting contribution over time.


Our community partners

RUOK

R U OK?

Taking the R U OK? message to sporting communities.
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Australian Red Cross

Supporting communities to build resilience and improve their capacity to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.
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Stars Foundation

Stars Foundation

Empowering Indigenous girls and young women through mentoring programs.
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Save the Children

Supporting communities to build resilience and improve their capacity to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.
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Foodbank

Foodbank

Supporting food relief programs for hungry Australians.
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KidsCan

KidsCan NZ

Working to provide the basics to Kiwi kids living in poverty across NZ.
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KidsCan

The Kids' Cancer Project

Fighting childhood cancer by funding crucial research.
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McGrath Foundation

McGrath Foundation

Funding McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Vicki Bell to support individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.
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QBE also works closely with Orange Sky to support their work connecting communities and helping people experiencing homelessness. Find out more
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QBE Foundation local grants in Australia

QBE Foundation local grants are a way for us to provide meaningful support for community initiatives addressing specific areas of need.

We have reinvented our Australian grants program in 2021 and now invite like-minded Australian charities to apply directly to us to be considered for a grant of up to AUD$25,000.

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Employee empowerment

Empowering our employees to support causes they are passionate about

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation empowers our people to supports causes that are important to them. We offer employee matching for charity fundraising as well as a paid volunteer day annually.

Our people can apply to have their personal fundraising efforts matched by the Australia Pacific QBE Foundation. This can be up to $5,000 a year, in cases where their fundraising efforts meet our Foundation’s minimum requirements.

A paid volunteer day, or “Foundation Day”, can be used to support a charity or cause of their choice.

QBE employees are also encouraged to apply for a local grant in collaboration with a charity they are involved with.


Get in touch with the QBE Foundation