Wesfarmers contribution to education and community
Wesfarmers has partnered with Curtin University to create a dynamic and innovative courtyard area as part of the transformation of the Bentley campus into an innovation precinct.
Wesfarmers has long-term partnerships with a number of leading not-for-profit organisations in the education and community sector, recognising that a strong, cohesive community is important for everyone.
Curtin Business School
Wesfarmers has partnered with Curtin University to create a dynamic and innovative courtyard area as part of the transformation of the Bentley campus into an innovation precinct. The development, named 'Wesfarmers Court', has revolutionised the northern entrance to the university and has become a central point for student engagement events.
The newly created courtyard provides students, staff and the wider community with access to a technology-filled environment and the flexible outdoor business and study-focused facilities encourage industry collaboration with the Curtin community.
General Sir John Monash Foundation
The General Sir John Monash Foundation was established in 2001. Its purpose is to address major challenges facing our nation by identifying and nurturing scholars – the John Monash Scholars – who are likely to be Australia’s future leaders.
Wesfarmers has partnered with the Foundation to provide a scholarship for an outstanding student to study at a postgraduate level overseas. As Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships, they recognise academic excellence, leadership and likely future contribution to Australia.
Wesfarmers is a major and long-standing partner of Leadership Western Australia, supporting its key objective to champion those who make a difference, those who go on to impact the world from the valuable experiences and the journey that Leadership WA takes them on. Those who evolve with Leadership WA come from diverse backgrounds, roles and levels of experience. Through their immersive programs, Leadership WA instils the courage, skills and tenacity in our leaders to make an impact and create stronger communities in Western Australia and beyond.
Mission Australia’s goal is to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities, helping disadvantaged Australians get back on their feet.
In Western Australia, Wesfarmers is helping Mission Australia achieve this through its support of the Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service, a facility directed at young people in Western Australia.
Surf Lifesaving WA
Surf Life Saving in Western Australia (SLSWA) is a volunteer based, not-for-profit community service association, providing essential educational and emergency rescue services to all users of Western Australian beaches. SLSWA plays a fundamental role in building healthy communities.
For almost 10 years, Wesfarmers has supported SLSWA through the Wesfarmers Lifesaver Jetski Teams. These emergency response services operate in rural and metropolitan locations across Western Australia and have become an integral part of their local communities.
The Fathering Project
The Fathering Project is a program based at the University of Western Australia that is seeking to inspire and equip fathers and father figures to be better in order to improve the development outcomes for children.
Wesfarmers is partnering with The Fathering Project to support its schools’ program, which aims to develop fathering groups in primary schools across Western Australia. The program includes workshops and resources for fathers, supported by a range of project activities for fathers (or father figures) and their children.
The University of Western Australia
Wesfarmers has partnered with UWA to establish a perpetual Chair in Australian History, the first fully privately-funded position of its kind in Australia. Professor Jane Lydon was appointed to the inaugural position.
Wesfarmers has been a long-term supporter of UWA, and this collaboration is designed to boost the study of Australian history at both tertiary and secondary levels, especially from a West Australian perspective.