About the Flight Centre Foundation
Building a brighter future in the communities where we work live and travel
The Flight Centre Foundation is the heart of the Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate and social responsibility strategy. It provides company employees with a means to support nominated charities through workplace giving and fundraising initiatives. All staff donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company, which also offers a paid program for employees who want to volunteer their time to community charities.
We work closely with a select group of charity partners on an ongoing basis, supporting key programs and projects to maximise our impact. In times of natural disaster and emergency, we help where we can with one-off appeals.
It's not all about financial support, with FCTG's people volunteering their talent and time at charities and community groups across the country.
Our vision is for the foundation to become one of the leading corporate-based foundations in New Zealand, maximising the collective good that we can deliver to our communities via the charities that we support.
The Foundation’s purpose is "to open up the world to provide a better future".
How we select our partners
With the majority of our donations coming from our people via Workplace Giving (matched by the FCTG) our people are the starting point when considering a new charity partnership. We survey opinion to identify areas of giving and potential organisations to support.
In shortlisting possible partners, due diligence is conducted and the final selection, by the Board of Directors, factors in survey results, organisation values, operational and financial performance and most importantly, community impact.
Our current partners
We are proud to have formed partnerships with the following charities whose entire reason for existence is to build brighter futures.
The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation
The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is a charity that was founded by Sir Murray Halberg in 1963 on the belief that all New Zealanders should have access to sports – with no exceptions. The Foundation has worked tirelessly to make Sir Murray's vision a reality which includes; a team of Disability Sport Advisers around the country who connect physically disabled people to sport and recreation opportunities in schools, clubs and in their communities as well as providing Halberg No Exceptions Training and grants for adaptive sports equipment, lessons and camps.
Our ongoing support of The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and our annual partnership in the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Water Sports Programme means we are able to give back to the communities in which we work around the country and physically disabled Kiwis around the country have the opportunity to have experiences they may otherwise have not been able to.
For more information about the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, please visit their website www.halberg.co.nz
As a reputable New Zealand charity, KidsCan strive to be the conduit for individuals, community, business and Government to co-operate in providing food, clothing and basic health care in schools, to enable all disadvantaged NZ children to reach their potential.
We contribute our time and money to KidsCans Shoes for Kids and Orchards in Schools programmes.
During 2015/16 five new orchards will be made possible because of our partnership, providing disadvantaged Kiwi kids with a sustainable source of fresh fruit, and teaching them valuable life skills. Our support of the Shoes for Kids programme will mean KidsCan are able to provide free quality footwear and socks for children who come to school in winter without footwear or with shoes that are in bad condition. So far KidsCans programme has meant more than 89,000 pairs of shoes and 178,000 pairs of socks have been given to children throughout New Zealand.
For more information about the KidsCan, please visit their website http://www.kidscan.org.nz/
In times of disaster - when Mother Nature strikes with flood, fire, drought, and earthquake - we help where we can.
Examples of how we have been able to help out when Mother Nature has done her worst include:
- Christchurch earthquake
- Vanuatu cyclone
- Nepal earthquake
Whether at home or abroad, in cases of emergency we give via established aid organisations with proven, effective activities on the ground in the area impacted.
Donating to the Flight Centre Foundation
If you would like to help the Foundation build a brighter future in our community, or for any questions about donating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.