Charities providing local support to lockdown

The extended COVID-19 lockdowns have put pressure on charities around the world. Many of us in Australia are fortunate to have the technology to keep us in touch with family and friends and to be able to access some level of financial support. However, that’s not the case for everyone. There are also many people around Australia struggling with additional challenges including mental health issues, domestic violence, homelessness, and much more.

Many charities now find their services in great demand, with limited capacity to actively campaign for fundraising to support their work. We’ve put together a list of just a few of these great organisations. If you’re a CSR or HR manager, we encourage you to sign in to the Good2Give Workplace Giving Platform, and create an appeal. You may want to boost your impact by putting double or triple corporate fund matching in place. If you have a Foundation account, why not make a direct donation? Simply contact our Foundations team, who can help you set that up easily.

Foodbanks and homelessness charities supporting COVID-19 lockdowns

  • GIVIT (Help GIVIT support people impacted by COVID-19) – GIVIT is working with federal and state governments and our Australia wide charity network to ensure people and communities impacted by COVID-19 have access to essential items when they need them most.
  • The Salvation Army (COVID-19: The Salvation Army Response) – COVID-19 has increased the demand for community services helping people impacted by homelessness, experiencing financial hardship, living in violent homes or struggling with addiction.
  • St Vincent de Paul Society VIC (COVID-19 Winter Appeal) – People facing homelessness and the vulnerable population will be deeply challenged by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vinnies Victoria needs your help to continue their longstanding services of delivering food hampers, phone visits and educational programs.
  • Foodbank Victoria (COVID-19 Crisis) – Foodbank Victoria is committed to feeding the vulnerable within our community amid the growing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

COVID-19 research and vaccination charities

COVID-19 hospital and medical aid