Funding for Clontarf's programmes comes in equal parts from the Federal government, State or Territory governments and the private sector, with Rio Tinto being the foundation's first million-dollar partner.
As the national corporate partner, Rio Tinto's commitment to The Clontarf Foundation goes well beyond the annual financial donation.
Clontarf is built on relationships, and Rio Tinto employees spend time joining the boys for a game of footy or hanging out at a BBQ.
These interactions allow the young men to develop professional relationships in a comfortable and laid-back environment, which makes looking for and applying for employment down the track less intimidating.
Rio Tinto's people also talk to the students about employment pathways, what the interview process is like, and offer site tours that give insight into the resource sector.
Our employees, including our executive team, are passionate advocates for the programme, often introducing new corporate sponsors and donors to the foundation.