aims to deliver lasting benefits to Western Australian communities where we work
and live. Supporting mutually beneficial partnerships that contribute to social
and economic development creates long-lasting solutions to shared challenges.
build capacity and ensure long-term sustainability for prosperous and vibrant communities
and aim to leave a lasting legacy to the WA economy.
partnerships and sponsorships that target areas of real need we can achieve the
our 2016 community investment activities here.
our community investment activities we aim to:
closer ties with our local communities to make a positive and lasting
with key stakeholders outside our daily business to develop and maintain
collaboratively with other sectors to bring about identified positive social
the long-term sustainability of community programmes beyond Rio Tinto funding.
our reputation as an organisation committed to the West Australian community
through positive engagement and effective communication. create
opportunities for employees to participate in our community investment
Where we support
contribute to WA communities where we work and live including:
How we support
contribute through financial, in-kind and employee engagement.
- Financial – partnerships, sponsorships and donations
- In-kind – business services, asset donations
- Employee engagement – volunteering, fundraising, participation
areas are education and community vibrancy.
We believe education is critical
to a productive, active and informed society and we support educational
initiatives that encourage learning from early childhood through to adulthood.
Our strategic priorities are:
foster a culture of innovation by providing access to science, technology,
engineering and maths (STEM) education programmes.
readiness: create learning opportunities for children aged 0-5 years to aid
education: improve educational attainment in Indigenous populations, with a particular
focus on Pilbara Aboriginal people.
We are committed to enhancing the vibrancy and
diversity of Perth, the Pilbara and regional source town communities through
the following strategic priorities:
and culture: provide experiences that celebrate WA’s cultural heritage and
artistic diversity and increase access to new audiences through support of arts
and cultural organisations.
liveability: enhance the liveability and vibrancy of regional towns by
supporting projects and vital services that engage local communities.
foster a sense of place and encourage social participation through placemaking
opportunities and activation of public spaces.
Apply for funding
We support partnerships and sponsorships that have a
clear community benefit for Western Australia communities and enhance the
reputation of our business.
Our community partnerships must align with Rio Tinto business
values adhering to The way we work and our Business Integrity Standard.
For more information about the projects we support and to apply for funding download our funding application pack.
Employees in the Community
Our Employees in the Community programme rewards and encourages
our employees to stay connected with their community and provides opportunities
to give back to initiatives and causes that they are passionate about. The
programme complements our broader community investment approach.
Employees in the Community is made up of two programmes:
Dollars for Doers and Team Rio Tinto.
Dollars for Doers
for Doers rewards employees who volunteer 50 hours or more of personal time per
year for a Western Australian based not-for-profit organisation. Successful
applications receive a $500 grant for their nominated organisation.
Team Rio Tinto encourages groups of 15 or more employees to
take part in community and fundraising activities across WA by providing
funding to cover event registration costs or by matching funds raised.