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Community Investment

Myer’s involvement in the community stems from our founder’s tradition of philanthropy. We believe that by engaging with and contributing to the communities in which we live and work, we can have a positive social impact, make a lasting contribution and help achieve positive change.

Community investment

About the Myer Community Fund

The Myer Community Fund is the national charity of Myer Pty Ltd, it is a public ancillary fund and governed by its own Board. Myer Community Fund is committed to raising funds through charitable activities involving Myer team members, customers and suppliers. The Myer Community Fund is focused on supporting children and families in Australia.

Annually, The Myer Community Fund engages with and supports more than 58 charities across Australia.

In FY22, the Myer Community Fund was proud to raise over $1.3million to support children and families in Australia, including those experiencing or at risk of family violence.  Funds were directed to our national charity partner The Salvation Army, FY22 charity partner Polished Man and local charity partners nationally.

Through the FY22 Small Grants Program $200k of funding was awarded to 15 charities, to support the important work they do in supporting the vulnerable in our community.  Projects/programs funded included:

  • Uniforms and school supplies for vulnerable children
  • Myer essentials pack, providing essential items for kids in crisis
  • Early paths to empowerment program to support vulnerable young women 
  • School holiday program funding support for children living in emergency accommodation refuge
  • Home starter packs, for families entering emergency accommodation
  • Parenting education program
  • Playground upgrades at family violence accommodation refuges
  • Court child care program supporting families attending for family violence matters
  • Pets in crisis program, supporting families fleeing family violence
  • Accommodation Refuge sponsorship, for families requiring crisis accommodation 
  • Video development, a series of videos used as a resource to support parents/carers of children following trauma
  • Safe start program, to support vulnerable women and their babies

Furthermore, the Myer Community Fund supported communities impacted by devastating flood and storm damage.

Partnerships with Myer

Myer has a long-standing history of community support and engagement, and we continue to maintain strong and meaningful partnerships with our local communities. We do this by partnering with leading charitable organisations seeking to address measures of change and support the needs of the vulnerable for a safer and more secure future.

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FY23 National Charity Partner – The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest welfare providers dedicated to helping people in crisis. The Salvation Army provides a diverse and responsive suite of services for people escaping family violence, ranging from prevention to early intervention and crisis and high-risk responses.


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