Our community grants program, has now contributed more than $1 million in community grants since establishment in 2008 in the USA and in 2014 in Australia. In FY17, the program awarded 72 grants worth more than $200,000 to local community organisations in the USA and Australia.
Our grants are available to communities within our areas of operation and are generally awarded to groups providing services that promote inclusion and connection: for example, transport and mobility, health, sport and education services. In some cases, our employees have gone on to volunteer with the community groups we support.
In FY17, Transurban supported a range of charities through internal activities and events. These included:
- A company-wide Movember competition
- A Beyond Blue Bash morning tea
- NSW Police Legacy Blue Ribbon Ball
- Nelune Foundation’s Lilac Swim
Following relocations and renovations at our offices in FY17, Transurban donated excess office furniture, office equipment and white goods to the Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland and to Aid Vanuatu.