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Corporate partnerships

Interested in becoming a partner? For inquiries about how your company or institution could partner with The Smith Family contact us today.

Help build a better future for Australian children in need

A partnership with The Smith Family shows consumers and employees that you have an ongoing commitment to supporting the wider community, and giving back to Australian children in need.

Today, there are more than 1.1 million Australian children and young people living in poverty,1 without the right education, health and life opportunities that will help them achieve their full potential. Research shows that supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

Our corporate partnerships help us to provide programs throughout 94 communities across Australia that assist more than 127,424 disadvantaged young Australians to participate more fully in their education and create a better future for themselves.

Your commitment to partner with us will help us to support even more Australian children in need.

Ways to partner with us

Make a positive contribution

The Smith Family corporate partner, AON
Our corporate partners in action.

Make a positive contribution

Your workplace can change the lives of disadvantaged Australian children. Demonstrating to your customers and employees that your company is making a positive contribution to the wider community is important for any business operating in a competitive environment.

That’s why it’s important to us that you achieve your social responsibility objectives, and that each partnership we form is unique and designed to meet mutual needs. Regardless of whether your company is large or small, national or regional, we manage all our partnerships intensively to deepen the strategic connection and make sure your needs and objectives are met.

how your company can support us

Financial support

Some of our most successful relationships are designed so partners can support a community or specific program of their choice. This is a way for you to direct your investment to communities in which your business operates and where your customers, suppliers, shareholders and staff are located.

Financial support may include:

  • sponsoring a disadvantaged student
  • supporting a community in need near you
  • supporting our educational support programs in your local area.
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Let's Count at work

Let's Count at work

Let's Count at work

A fun new way to build staff engagement for the parents in your workplace. Support The Smith Family’s by purchasing Let’s Count at work one-hour workshops, providing employees with valuable tools and tips, on how to support young children’s early numeracy development. Proven to boost staff engagement, motivation and job satisfaction.

Show your employees that they really count.

Staff involvement

Few charities offer better volunteering opportunities for partners than The Smith Family. We have a range of volunteer roles to suit staff at all levels.  

These can be a one day activity assisting with a homework club to mentoring a young person who is studying at TAFE or University. Volunteers are also needed all year round to help with logistical and administrative tasks for our tutoring, numeracy and literacy programs.

Not only do these activities boost staff development, but they also bring your employees closer to the disadvantaged young people and their families who are at the heart of everything we do.

Workplace giving

Sponsor a child

Workplace giving

Workplace Giving is an easy and effective way to help your employees make a difference and show them that their workplace is actively supporting disadvantaged children in their local community.

With donations deducted from employees pre–tax pay, their donations go even further. Plus, it reduces your employees taxable income, so they benefit every pay and you can choose to match your employees donations dollar for dollar, so your company can have double the impact.

Pro bono and in–kind support

You can donate in–kind goods or pro bono services that we would otherwise need to buy on commercial terms.

Pro bono and in–kind goods and services enable us to direct an even greater percentage of the donations we receive to our programs.

To discuss with us, how you could support us in this way, please contact us.

Customer engagement

Officeworks cheque presentation February 2017

Customer engagement

Over the past decade, Australia has embraced the charitable concept of cause-related marketing in response to the constant challenge of developing brand loyalty in today's competitive marketplace.

In addition to the value successful cause-related marketing can add to your brand and corporate image in the eyes of your customers, aligning your company with a cause can also work to boost employee morale and loyalty, making you a preferred employer.

Partnering with The Smith Family can build brand awareness, enhance retail, client and customer relationships, increase sales and market share.

The benefits of cause-related marketing can include:

  • enhanced public perception of your brand
  • increased sales
  • positive media coverage
  • creation of a unique selling point over your competitors
  • strong incentives for consumers to switch to your brand
  • increased long-term customer loyalty
  • improved relationships with supply chain and retailers
  • improved employee morale and loyalty.

Taking part in events

Raising funds for us by taking part in a fundraising event is a fantastic way to unite your employees for a common cause.

It is also a great way to energise your company, creating a motivating theme that engages employees in teamwork and makes them proud to work for you.

At The Smith Family we try to make it as easy as we can for you to join in fundraising activities or run your own event.

Interested in partnering with The Smith Family?

Throughout our history, The Smith Family has relied on the business community to support our work through the provision of financial and non-financial support.

We have a dedicated team, committed to managing each of our corporate relationships.

If you have an enquiry about a partnership with The Smith Family, please contact us by filling out the enquiry form below, leave us a brief message and we'll get back to you shortly.

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1Source: Poverty in Australia, 2018, ACOSS / UNSW Report.

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