Awards, grants & sponsorships
At Telstra, we're dedicated to supporting the communities in which our customers and employees live and work.
We do not accept requests for grants, donations and sponsorships, however through our programs below, we take pride in giving back to the people and communities that trust us to deliver a more connected Australia.
We believe excellence should be rewarded. That’s why we’ve developed a suite of prestigious awards for the best and brightest in our business community.
For the last 19 years, we’ve been running the Telstra Business Women's Awards, recognising the many talented women leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation.
The winners list is full of truly remarkable women who inspire others through their leadership, innovation and courage.
Since 1992, the Telstra Australian Business Awards have been applauding the engine-room of our economy: entrepreneurs, innovators and business people.
The prestigious awards offer a unique chance for small to medium businesses to be recognised for their hard work, commitment and success.
Through the Telstra Foundation, we’ve been working with community organisations for over a decade.
During this time, we’ve seen new ways to connect, through the the dramatic growth in use of mobile devices and an explosion in social media.
To us, these changes mean more exciting opportunities to bring community organisations and digital technology together.
Through the Telstra Foundation, we work hand in hand with partners who are eager to make the most of new technology. By encouraging them to innovate, more Australians can experience the benefits of the digital world.
Some of our flagship partnerships include:
eSmart Libraries - Telstra Foundation’s eSmart Libraries partnership with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, launched in 2012, will better equip 1,500 public libraries across the country and support library users with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology. This $8 million, multi-year partnership is one of the most significant community cyber-safety programs ever undertaken in Australia.
Indigenous Digital Excellence - We continue to implement our $5 million, multi-year partnership with the National Centre of Indigenous Digital Excellence (NCIE) to create the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Initiative, which will develop platforms, apps, programs, and events to improve community wellbeing.
This means no matter what your circumstances, you can learn from, be part of or even drive a great digital idea.
To find out more visit the Telstra Foundation website.
Telstra Foundation Philippines
In 2015 we officially launched the Telstra Foundation Philippines, our first international Foundation. The Telstra Foundation Philippines has been set up to develop projects to assist Filipino youth and promote education in the Philippines.
Our work to establish the Telstra Foundation Philippines reflects our commitment to maintain and expand our presence in the region in the long term.
The Telstra's Kids Fund is a unique countrywide program run by the Telstra Foundation. It offers our employees the chance to support community groups their children and families benefit from.
The Fund gives grants to grass roots initiatives and projects that develop children’s talents and increase their connection to their own communities.
Each initiative has positively impacted the lives of the children and parents involved, and given our employees the opportunity to tell us where they feel our philanthropy is best directed.
To find out more visit the Telstra's Kids Fund website.
Every day, Telstra helps millions of Australians connect to the people and things that matter most to them through our technology and networks.
That’s because we believe the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have to thrive.
Our partnerships reflect and demonstrate our desire to create experiences to bring our customers closer to the things they love.
We have a strong history of partnership with some of Australia’s most celebrated sports and arts institutions including:
- The tribal sports of AFL, NRL, NBL, FFA and Netball
- The artistic beauty and creativity of The Australian Ballet, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)
- The vibrant Australian music scene with Live Nation.