Contact us About us Media far fa-map-marker-alt Find a Branch far fa-phone-alt 13 15 52 far fa-user-alt Coates Connect far fa-shopping-cart Hire Now

Equipment for Hire

Access Earthmoving Lift & Shift Site Accommodation Air & Air Accessories Floor & Cleaning Lighting Tools & Equipment Compaction Generators & Power Distribution Materials Handling Traffic Management Concrete & Masonry Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Pipeline Testing Trucks Vehicles & Trailers Confined Space Entry Ladders & Scaffolding Propping & Structural Support Water Management & Pumps Construction Lasers Landscaping Shoring Welding
Equipment for Hire
Access Earthmoving Lift & Shift Site Accommodation Air & Air Accessories Floor & Cleaning Lighting Tools & Equipment Compaction Generators & Power Distribution Materials Handling Traffic Management Concrete & Masonry Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Pipeline Testing Trucks Vehicles & Trailers Confined Space Entry Ladders & Scaffolding Propping & Structural Support Water Management & Pumps Construction Lasers Landscaping Shoring Welding View all

Engineering Solutions

Design & Installation Water Management Structural Support Traffic Management
Engineering Solutions
Design & Installation Water Management Structural Support Traffic Management View all Engineering Solutions

Industrial Solutions

Site Management Equipment & Services Technology & Innovation Industry Sectors
Industrial Solutions
Site Management Equipment & Services Technology & Innovation Industry Sectors View all Industrial Solutions

Power & HVAC

Power Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Compressed Air Service and Support
Power & HVAC
Power Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Compressed Air Service and Support View all Power & HVAC Solutions
fas fa-bars Access Air & Air Accessories Compaction Concrete & Masonry Confined Space Entry Construction Lasers Earthmoving Floor & Cleaning Generators & Power Distribution Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Ladders & Scaffolding Landscaping Lift & Shift Lighting Materials Handling Pipeline Testing Propping & Structural Support Shoring Site Accommodation Tools & Equipment Traffic Management Trucks Vehicles & Trailers Water Management & Pumps Welding View all Design & Installation Structural Support Traffic Management Water Management View all Engineering Solutions Equipment & Services Industry Sectors Site Management Technology & Innovation View all Industrial Solutions Compressed Air Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Power Service and Support View all Power & HVAC Solutions far fa-shopping-cart Hire Now far fa-user My Coates Hire far fa-map-marker-alt Find a branch far fa-phone 13 15 52 Contact us About us Media

Coates Foundation celebrates one year anniversary

Foundation contributed more than $450,000 to charity partners and local communities in FY22 

 

The Coates Foundation celebrated its first anniversary on November 23, with more than $450,000 contributed to national charity partners and community organisations in FY22. During its inaugural year, the Foundation focused on supporting new and existing charity partners and engaging Coates employees to get involved in the company’s philanthropic efforts through workplace giving and volunteering.

“We’re proud of the positive contribution the Coates Foundation has made so far to the communities in which we live and work,” says Elise Manns, Executive General Manager for People & Safety at Coates. “Coates employees have a natural affinity for philanthropy – it’s in their ‘orange blood’. The Coates Foundation has been able to provide structure to these efforts and set some clear standards about what we want to achieve and how that can be measured.”

In addition to Coates’ existing partnership with the Clontarf Foundation, the Foundation’s national charity partners are the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, TIACS, and Mission Australia. Nationally, the Foundation supports R U OK?, while at a regional Business Unit (BU) level, it supports the Humpty Dumpty Foundation (East BU), Seven Telethon (West BU), TradeMutt (North BU) and Foodbank (South BU).

Coates Foundation foodbankHumpty Dumpty foundation

Alongside financial support, the Foundation enables all Coates employees to donate one workday a year to one of its national charity partners or a local charity of choice. 

“Before we implemented the Coates Foundation, employees had already shown their desire to be part of different charity events and causes. The Foundation has just provided a means to harness the willingness that was already there and a formal outlet for all employees to volunteer,” explains Elise. “Also, because it is now visible throughout the organisation, with sponsorship from the CEO and the entire executive leadership team, it gives it legitimacy and impact.”

 

Making an impact

The Foundation’s charity partners reflect Coates’ aim of promoting mental health awareness and supporting the women, men, children and families in the communities where we operate. Throughout the year, Coates team members across the country have been highly engaged in initiatives such as R U OK? Day, Mission Australia’s Christmas Appeal and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Balmoral Burn.

TIACS (This Is A Conversation Starter) has especially resonated with Coates employees. Started by the co-founders of social impact workwear brand TradeMutt, many Coates people have embraced ‘Funky Shirt Fridays’ by wearing bright TradeMutt shirts on Fridays to help encourage conversations around mental health.

“The organisation has absolutely lived up to its name – it has been a conversation starter and there is a hunger among our people to learn more about how they can better identify and respond to peers and colleagues who are experiencing issues with mental health,” says Elise. 

“R U OK? Day, which we recently supported nationally, is also a great initiative to raise awareness. But we want to ensure it is more than just one day. It needs to be a mindset and that’s what we’re working towards in our own Coates workforce and also in how we can support TIACS.”

Coates Foundation mission australiaCoates Foundation RUOK

 
Caring for community

Similarly, Elise says it has never been more important to support charities such as Mission Australia in the context of the current housing and homelessness crisis and escalating costs of living. 

“We’re hearing that a lot of people are coming to charities for the first time,” she says. “We want to be able to give back, and our work with Mission Australia empowers our organisation and people to do that. As part of their goal to end homelessness, Mission Australia provide homelessness services including crisis and transitional accommodation and case management with wraparound support, specialised support services, early intervention to prevent homelessness occurring, as well as community housing.” 

For this year’s Christmas Appeal, Coates team members will once again donate non-perishable foods to make hampers and deliver them to Mission Australia locations. In addition, all employee donations will be matched by Coates. 

“We chose Mission Australia because of their great work, but also because they have a national footprint like Coates, so it’s ideal for our workforce to connect with them,” says Elise. “At the end of the day, this is what the Coates Foundation exemplifies – connection. It connects us to our communities, and it connects us to people within our own organisation. And the more connections there are within a workforce, the stronger it will be.”

 

 

 

Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook for more stories about how the Coates Foundation is supporting our charity partners

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

{{ socialIcon(api.type) }} {{ socialIcon(api.type) }} {{ socialIcon(api.type) }}
Find out how we can help with your project fas fa-phone-alt CALL US 13 15 52 Submit Enquiry

By submitting this enquiry you agree to Coates's Communications Terms & Conditions

Give us a call
fas fa-phone-alt 13 15 52 fas fa-check 24/7 Online Services fas fa-check Safety Standard Guarantee fas fa-check Same day delivery available
far fa-times-circle Your enquiry has been submitted

Thank you for your enquiry. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.