Supporting rural communities
Elders is an integral part of the Australian agricultural community. But our links to the community go beyond being your local supplier.
For over 180 years we have been engaging with, and contributing to, the communities in which our staff, their families and clients live and work.
Graphic showing Elders has donated over $1.5 million to over 1200 organiations in the FY20.
Our many community partnerships range from national industry associations and not-for-profit charities, right down to local schools and community groups. In the past financial year alone, Elders has donated over $1.5 million to help over 1200 organisations across Australia.
Our objectives are simple:
• Support the health and wellbeing of our customers and the communities in which we operate
• Protect the environments which support our industry
• Support a wide range of grassroots community groups, including sporting clubs and schools
• Provide industry a platform for growth and innovation.
Investing in your health and wellbeing
We understand that rural life is often physically dangerous and mentally challenging.
That’s why we’re honoured to partner with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to ensure help and support is available when you need it most.
Image: Elders and RFDS staff stand in front of the RFDS plane “Whiskey”, sponsored by Elders.
Grass roots support
Schools, sport and community events are the heart of every rural community. Our branches support them through donations and the sponsorship of hundreds of local sporting teams, schools, regional industry associations and events such as local field days and shows.
Recent recipients of Elders’ help include:
- Cowell Football Club (SA), $1500
- Hay Merino Sheep Show (Vic), $1000
- Newdegate Machinery Field Days (WA), $500
- World’s Greatest Shave (NT), $450
- Black Dog Institute (NSW), $280
Our staff are also supporters of their local community. They’ll be beside you, cheering on the netball team each week or cooking the snags at the school fete. And they’ll be right beside you lending a helping hand when times get tough too.
Is your organisation, association, business or charity seeking support?
Applications for partnerships with Elders will be considered from organisations, clubs and charities who align with our values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, innovation and customer-centricity, and our program objectives listed above.
For local support requests please contact your local branch.
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