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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 60 charities across Australia.

In FY23, the Myer Community Fund was proud to raise over $2.4million to support children and families in Australia, including those experiencing or at risk of family violence. Funds were directed to our national charity partners The Salvation Army, The Alannah & Madeline Foundation and local charity partners nationally.

Through the FY23 Small Grants Program $242,000 of funding was awarded to 16 charities, to support the important work they do in supporting vulnerable people in our community. Projects/programs funded included:

  • Reestablishment Support Packages – Anchor Inc.
    Funds cover basic costs to rehome families escaping Family Violence.
  • Domestic Violence Prevention & Awareness Video Development – Women’s Legal Service QLD
  • 2023 New Year Fresh Start Program – Zephyr Education
    Providing uniforms & school essentials to children impacted by Family Violence
  • Children’s Support Packages at Virginia's Place Refuge – Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
  • New Social Housing Units (Whitegoods Support) – Good Samaritan Inn
    Purchasing Fridges, Ovens and Microwaves for 10 new self-contained accommodation units that will support victim survivors of family violence and their children.
  • Buldau Yioohgen’s “Pocket Your Money” Project – Anglicare Victoria
    The project aims to improve the financial literacy education and capability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Melbourne through a training program.
  • Children’s support at Refuges – DV West
    Purchasing children's toys, play equipment and activities.
    The objective is to provide safety, stability, nurturance and healing from trauma by offering opportunities to engage in activities with their mother and siblings.
  • Rize Up Sleeping Safe Packs - RizeUp
    20 'RizeUp sleeping safe packs' for Sunshine Coast children victim/survivors of domestic and family violence.
  • Violence and Neglect (VAN) Service Support – Central Coast Local Health District
    Immediate support for domestic violence/family violence victims including:
    • Emergency sim cards/phones
    • New clothing to be worn post assault
    • Gift cards for victims of DV to purchase small items needed for emergency relocation.
  • Respect Starts Here Program – Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre
    Workshops aiming to educate about respectful relationships and gendered equality where participants engage in activities that strengthen their awareness and understanding of sexual and family violence. 

  • Student Wellbeing Program - Doncare
    To ensure that children and young people experiencing disadvantage can participate in a range of activities and access services that would otherwise be beyond their families’ financial capacity.
  • Crash Car Simulator for Trauma Care training for remote and rural first responders - Careflight
  • Focus Groups to inform the Tasmanian housing strategy – Hobart Women’s Shelter
    Support to deliver five focus groups for women with lived experience of family violence across Tasmania
  • Safe T Program, Brokerage Funds – The Northern Centre
    Brokerage assists women and families to access medical appointments/therapies for themselves or their dependents, buy school shoes, and cover the cost of school related activities, pay utilities, grocery shopping, petrol – costs of daily living as often these costs trigger them to return to violence.
  • "Meet Anxiety" Parent Support Program – The Family Co.
    A parent support program, with the objective to increase parents’ awareness of how anxiety presents in children’s behaviour.
  • Donated Insulin Pump Program – Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation
    The Donated Insulin Pump Program allows for the purchase of insulin pumps for children with Type 1 Diabetes in families that could otherwise not afford to purchase a pump.

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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FY24 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.


FY24 National Charity Partner – The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national not for profit organisation dedicated to keeping children and young people free from violence and trauma wherever they live, learn and play. Support is offered through care programs, prevention programs and advocacy programs.


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