Act for Kids

Since 2010, we’ve given more than $2.5 million and 2,000 volunteer hours to Act for Kids, an Australian charity whose headquarters, in Brisbane, are just three kilometres from our corporate head office.

Act for Kids provides free therapy and support services to children and families across Australia who have experienced, or are at risk of, child abuse and neglect.

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Perth Scorchers

Budget Direct is donating $300 for every Six and $100 for every Four the Perth Scorchers hit during the KFC Big Bash season, up to $50,000 to support the Perth Scorchers Charity partner, Variety WA.

Variety – the Children’s Charity supports children and families who are facing challenges and difficulties through sickness, disadvantage or living with disability. Their amazing work allows children to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, achieve independence and increase their self-esteem.

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Perth Scorchers
Variety the children's charity

Local community groups

Kawana Surf Club

Since 2007 we’ve provided more than $500,000 and 2,000 volunteer hours to the surf club, located about six kilometres from our Kawana Contact Centre.
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PCYC, Deception Bay

We’re contributing employee volunteers and $150,000 over three years to the club, located less than 10km from our North Lakes Contact Centre.
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Sunlight Centre, Cannon Hill

We’re providing employee volunteers and $60,000 over three years to this mental health crisis counselling service, based about 15km from our corporate head office in Brisbane.
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Other ways we give

Staff fundraising

As part of our ‘Fundraising at Work’ initiative, we match every dollar raised by our employees for the registered charities of their choice — up to an extra $4,000 per charity per month.

‘Volunteer Day’

Our employees can take an extra day of paid leave each year to do volunteer work for a local charity; since 2017, they've clocked up more than 5,000 hours.

Red25 Giving Program

Dozens of our staff regularly donate blood to this program, run by the Australian Red Cross Service; just one donation can save up to three lives.

A&G Giving

We match dollar-for-dollar any donations our employees make, via payroll deductions, to any of our 21 charity partners — up to $10,000 per financial year per employee.

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