We support our communities through a range of voluntary initiatives, which include:
Bupa employees are encouraged to participate in our Workplace Giving Program. This offers employees a convenient and tax effective way to donate to a full range of Australian charities. The Program is transparent, trustworthy, and avoids costly administration fees for the charities. Donations come directly out of employees salaries, allowing funds to go directly to the cause. Bupa employees can choose to donate to one of Bupa’s five Charity Partners or any Australian registered charity of choice.
Bupa’s charity partners:
Around one million Australian adults and 160,000 young people live with depression. Two million people will experience an anxiety disorder at some stage of their lives.
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues and fund quality research into depression, anxiety and related conditions in Australia.
Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia
Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia is the national partnership of five of Australia’s leading children’s hospital foundations.
In one year over 1,000,000 children will be admitted and cared for at our hospitals. Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia is committed to funding research, services and equipment for sick and injured children
One in two families are touched by cancer in their lifetime.
Cure Cancer Australia is determined to improve prevention, detection and treatment outcomes to reduce the suffering caused by cancer. Cure Cancer Australia provides grants to the best young researchers in our country to pursue fresh approaches to cancer research.
Cardiovascular disease remains one of Australia's most devastating health problems.
The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
Special Olympics transform the lives of people with an intellectual disability through regular sports participation and competition.
Special Olympics Australia enables healthy exercise and sports opportunities for around 4000 athletes with an intellectual disability, in over 250 sports clubs across metropolitan and rural Australia. While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, develop greater self confidence, make friends and feel part of a family.
Through our Employee Fundmatching Program Bupa employees can raise funds for a registered charity and apply for up to $3,000 per year to be matched by the company. Bupa Australia also facilitates regular fundraising initiatives to support our five Charity Partners as well as other important causes. We also support communities in need such as those affected by the tragic 2011 Queensland floods, the Victorian bushfires and other International disasters. Through employee donations and fundraising as well as company matching and corporate donations, more than $500,000 has been donated to these worthwhile causes in the last three years.
Our employees are entitled to the equivalent of up to two volunteering days each year with their chosen charity or community organisation, or can participate in an organised Bupa volunteering event.
The national Bupa Volunteering Program enables all employees to learn new skills and gain a sense of purpose while reinforcing our commitment to helping people live a happier, healthier life.
Volunteering events across the country have involved landscaping a large sensory garden for autistic children and their families; improving the facilities for an assisted living centre that helps people with mental disabilities; and developing a vegetable garden to assist and educate young disadvantaged families.