PAYCE Foundation assists 35 charities in 2021

The PAYCE Foundation has launched its Impact Report for 2021, with $3.03 million donated to 35 charities.

View the PAYCE Foundation 2021 Impact Report here.

The Foundation focuses on the following key areas:

  • Addiction
  • homelessness and social isolation
  • domestic and family violence
  • youth employment and support
  • community support.

The PAYCE Foundation is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in our community, and we know that the challenges of COVID and lockdown were equally felt by the charity partners we support.

The Foundation’s social enterprise Kick Start was established to give youth a chance to get on-the-job experience and training in hospitality.

But for Kick Start, which operates a fleet of food trailers on Sydney construction sites, there was a higher calling.

In partnership with the Melrose Park community, we reactivated the Melrose Park Meal Share with the Kick Start team, preparing and delivering meals to people in need during the lockdown.

Having initiated the service in early 2020, Kick Start delivered another 15,000 healthy and nourishing meals over the three months of lockdown in 2021 with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers.

While this work was a highlight, the Foundation continued to make a real difference to hundreds of lives working with its charity partners in the areas of addiction, homelessness, youth employment and domestic violence.

The newly built Adele House rehabilitation facility outside Coffs Harbour is delivering excellent results, assisting more men to recover from the damaging effects of drug and alcohol addiction and supporting them in getting their lives back on track.

We are also proud of our partnership with the Parramatta Women’s Shelter, which is now helping more women escape domestic violence and start a new life.

The End Street Sleeping Collaboration is NSW’s largest and most ambitious collective impact project as it aims to halve rough sleeping by 2025 and end it by 2030. As a founding partner, we are proud of the catalytic impact of our support.

The success stories in this year’s report are inspiring. They are a testament to the hard work of the PAYCE Foundation team and all our incredible charity partners.