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.
Nominations have now closed. You can vote for your Westfield Local Hero from 18 June – 1 July.
Community Volunteering & 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 at email@example.com to find out more about how we support our staff to support their communities.
We are also excited to share that in 2018, Westfield will be launching a new program across Australia and New Zealand that shines the spotlight on important local people, groups and programs and contributes to their growth and development. Stay tuned for more information to come.