At Westfield, we know our centres are more than just shopping hubs. They are lifestyle destinations where people come to connect, share and inform.
We cultivate spaces that are inclusive and welcoming, which our communities are proud to call their own; and we contribute to the social wellbeing and cohesion of our local regions through a number of programs and services. It is through this commitment that we deliver our purpose of creating extraordinary places, connecting and enriching communities.
Westfield Local Heroes
Westfield Local Heroes is a new community recognition and grants program, connecting and enriching local communities.
Individuals are nominated and voted for by their communities, with three finalists per Westfield Living centre each awarded a $10,000 grant to support their affiliated organisation’s work, programs or activities.
Westfield Local Heroes discovers and celebrates individuals who promote social wellbeing and/or harmony in our communities through their work, programs or activities, across one or more of the three social values of Family, Youth Opportunity and Inclusion.
The program is open to staff, volunteers, members or agents of organisations in all sectors including business, government, education, sports, welfare, community and not-for-profit. The nominee’s work must occur within, and benefit the community of, the local area of a Westfield centre.
Between April 23 and 16 May 2018, you can nominate yourself or people in your community who you believe are Westfield Local Heroes.
Westfield community sites
We provide a dedicated space in all 40 Westfield centres in Australia and New Zealand for community-focused groups (i.e. not-for-profit sports groups, community groups, charities and welfare organisations) to connect with people in the local area. Priority is given to groups and activities that are relevant and valued to the local community. Contact us for more information.
We work closely with key local groups and individuals to discover, celebrate and contribute to those things that are relevant and meaningful to the local community. We also invite customer and community insights via face-to-face, phone and digital channels. Talk to us today.
Community volunteering and workplace giving
Our staff are passionate about contributing to community-focused groups, not-for-profits and charities in various ways. Contact our Community Experience Team to find out more about how we support our staff to support their communities.