At Bartons, we are committed to social responsibility and, in doing so, we support local community organisations that are close to our hearts.
All Bartons team members are encouraged to participate in our Workplace Giving Program. We select a range of beloved causes and, over the years, we have raised funds for many worthy foundations and associations. So far this year, we have supported the following charities:
January - Flinders Foundation
Flinders Foundation is dedicated to supporting medical research and patient care across the Flinders medical precinct.
February - Big Brother Big Sisters of Australia
Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is part of the world’s largest volunteer-supported mentoring network, matching young people aged between 7 to 17 with positive adult role models, who work alongside their mentee, creating a safe and supportive space to foster a sense of belonging and self-worth.
March - Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN)
MPAN humanises and creates awareness for missing people, as well as providing practical support to their families and friends.
January – Foodbank SA
February – RSCPA
March – Catherine House
April – Still Aware
May – The Neuro Foundation
June – Maggie Beer Foundation
July – Junction Australia
August – Hutt St Centre
September – Childhood Cancer Association
October – Flinders Foundation
November – Movember
December – Smith Family
January – Zero Bully Australia Foundation
February – Childhood Cancer Association
March – Still Aware
April – Hutt Street Centre
May – Cancer Council Australia
June – The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
July – Maggie Beer Foundation
August – Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia
September – Breast Cancer Network Australia
October – beyondblue
November – Movember Foundation
December – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Time and expertise can often be equally as valuable as money. Many of our team members commit their time to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Their voluntary work includes board appointments, committee representation, coaching and mentoring.
Bartons and Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) Partnership
One of the ways in which we support our local community is via our charity partnership with Future Generation Investment Company.
FGX is a listed investment vehicle which provides investors exposure to the best Australian fund managers. One percent of FGX assets are invested in charities each year, with a focus on charities that support children at risk. Providing an ongoing source of funding for Australian charities, the company’s innovative structure promotes giving as well as wealth creation.
Bartons in partnership with FGX, elects to donate one percent to Bartons’ Sponsored Charites, which includes the Childhood Cancer Association, Hutt St Centre and Roses in the Ocean. Through the successful FGX partnership, Bartons has raised $58,949 in 2018 and $17,478 in 2017 for Bartons’ Sponsored Charites.
Childhood Cancer Association (CCA)
The Childhood Cancer Association was established in 1982 and is a non-government funded, not for profit organisation, supporting South Australian children living with cancer, and their families. The funds they raise allow them to provide service such as: Support Packs for all families with a child newly diagnosed with cancer, counselling by qualified psychologists, accommodation, support groups and tutoring for children undergoing treatment for cancer. As a fully self-funded organisation, the Childhood Cancer Association relies heavily on the support of the community to enable them to raise funds to deliver vital services and support to families in need.
Hutt Street Centre
Each day Hutt St Centre helps hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage to find shelter, food, care and support. Hutt St provides essential services including meals, showers, toilets, laundry facilities and lockers, and access to health and well-being services. There are 18 visiting professional services including GPs, Registered Nurses, eye clinics, legal advice and financial counselling. Visiting services offer a safe and supportive environment for people seeking help who may find it difficult to access public or community-based organisations.
Roses in the Ocean
Roses in the Ocean engages and empowers people with a lived experience of suicide to change the way suicide is spoken about, understood and prevented. Roses in the Ocean works with suicide prevention experts in research, policy and service delivery to innovate better options to support those who are struggling to find a life worth living. Roses in the Ocean consults to Primary Health Networks, organisations, community groups and government on the inclusion of lived experience at all stages of suicide prevention.