Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) today unveiled a new grants program for eligible Australian charities, with $90,000 to be distributed among three charities before Christmas.
This is the Australian travel retailer’s first charitable commitment post-pandemic and follows recovery efforts gaining momentum and projections of a return to profitability during FY22.
The Flight Centre Foundation is funded through Workplace Giving and roughly 36% of the employees make a regular, monthly contribution. Under the new Giving Grants program, funds will be distributed as three grants each totalling $30,000.
FLT’s Australian MD, James Kavanagh, said the three grants would ultimately be decided by the company’s people.
“We’ll put a shortlist of applicants to a vote for our 3,900 people across our Australian businesses.
“This is only made possible through the commitment of our people to generously support Australian charities through workplace giving so we want them to have the final say in how their contributions will make the biggest impact,” he said.
Kavanagh said charities will need showcase how their goals are aligned to core values of the Flight Centre Foundation.
“We’re looking to fund projects that support our three principles areas of concern: Care, Crisis and Climate,” he said.
“The Flight Centre Foundation has been a much-loved initiative of our people for many years so we are proud to see its evolution continue into 2022 and beyond.”
For more information on the Flight Centre Foundation’s Giving Grants Program, visit fcfoundation.org.au