Recent research1 into the state of happiness among young Aussies reveals that 49 per cent of teenagers in New South Wales feel disconnected from their community, while 43 per cent wish they were more involved with local activities.
The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation is providing grants to charities across the country through its Employee Connected grants program. This creates moments of happiness for young Australians and helps them reconnect with their communities.
Employees of Coca-Cola Amatil or Coca-Cola South Pacific can endorse a charity with which they have a connection, and apply for up to $25,000 towards its community work and goals. Recent grants range from supporting a carer’s respite service in Victoria, to repainting a scout hall in country NSW.
To be eligible to apply for the grant, each charity must be nominated by an employee of Coca-Cola Amatil or Coca-Cola South Pacific.
Malcolm Hudson, Chair of Coca-Cola Australia Foundation said he was delighted that the Foundation could support such a diverse range of communities and causes.
"These charitable programs give more young people a chance to connect with others in their community. We know this will create meaningful and long-lasting partnerships for those involved, and give local charities a real boost."
Find out more about Coca-Cola Australia Foundation's fantastic charity partners here: http://www.coca-colajourney.com.au/stories/employee-connected-grants-2017
1. Research undertaken by CoreData among Australians aged 13-19 in November 2016