PAYCE Foundation distributes $2.62 million to charity partners
The PAYCE Foundation has distributed $2.62 million to more than 25 charities tackling some of our society’s most challenging social problems.
While the economy shook off the social isolation of COVID-19, another major challenge hit as the cost of living skyrocketed.
View our 2022 PAYCE Foundation Impact Report here.
The PAYCE Foundation distributed:
· $700,000 to support treatment for addiction
· $684,895 for youth employment programs
· $296,273 for homelessness and social isolation
· $27,687 for domestic and family violence programs
· $915,392 to community organisations.
The Foundation has donated $28,964,400 since its formation in 2016.
Some of the highlights included the ongoing support of the Sydney Street Choir which assists homeless and isolated people, and this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, continued funding of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration which was one of only two cities worldwide to meet its target to get people off the streets and the social enterprise Kick Start which helped more your people attain training in hospitality and employment.
The Foundation also signed a funding agreement with innovative charity Thread Together, which collects end-of-line, new clothing stock from fashion retailers around the country.
With the support of volunteers, the clothes are distributed to families in need, including to domestic violence shelters where women and families often arrive with nothing.
PAYCE Foundation-funded drug rehabilitation care centre Adele House, which includes a purpose built $10 million facility, assisted another 62 men overcome their addiction and return to society and their families.
The PAYCE Foundation is now focused on expanding its drug and alcohol service to help women, securing development approval for an $8 million, shovel ready, 20-bed purpose facility near Coffs Harbour.
PAYCE Foundation director Dominic Sullivan said: “We are proud of the support we have been able to provide to the charities that are doing an excellent job delivering results at the coal face.”
“We support them because they get results in areas which are extremely challenging.”