Partnering with the community
TAL supports and funds community initiatives around Australia in order to help people live healthier lives. Aligned to our Purpose, we have a strong desire to contribute to the Australian community.
TAL Community Foundation
donated to our community partners in TAL’s 2020 financial year
The TAL Community Foundation coordinates and amplifies the ways that TAL helps the community through monetary donations and volunteering.
The Foundation focuses on three key areas:
Helping youth to overcome disadvantage
Supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities
Promoting positive mental health
In TAL’s 2020 financial year, we donated to 19 charities and contributed $750,000 to our community partners.
In 2020, we also celebrated the TAL Community Foundation’s fifth birthday. Over the past five years, it’s through the support of our valued community partners that TAL and our people have been able to make a positive difference in the community. We look forward to broadening this contribution in the future.
TAL Community Foundation partners
The TAL Community Foundation celebrates five years.
We’re grateful to our community partners for giving us opportunities to make a difference
contributed to the community
fundraised by our people
provided to the Royal Flying
Doctor Service from staff
917 students mentored
empowering them to reach
their full potential
Supported the future
of youth mental health
with a national fundraiser
In 2020, we extended our partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for a further three years, continuing to provide financial support to help deliver vital health services to rural and remote communities across Australia. TAL is proud to work with the RFDS and continue to support the communities that they serve.
Orygen is dedicated to ensuring mental health treatments and care are continually improving and is focused on the needs of young people. TAL is pleased to partner with Orygen to support and raise awareness of mental health within the Australian community. Hear what Orygen Executive Director, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, has to say about why this partnership is important.
The Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) helps students from low socio-economic backgrounds understand the options they have, so they can make sound personal, educational and vocational decisions. Over the last five years, 477 of our people donated 3,900 hours to mentor 951 students. And, together with our partners, we raised $630,712 for ABCN Foundation scholarships from fees charged for our TAL Risk Academy Masterclasses and donations from the TAL Community Foundation.
The National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) empowers young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reach their potential through structured education, sporting and culture-based activities and training. Through this partnership, our people are able to engage in skill-based volunteering to share their expertise and skills and help to make a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Supporting Australian skin safety with TAL SpotChecker
Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the age of 70, according to the Cancer Council of Australia
Now in its fifth year, TAL SpotChecker has been educating Australians about the importance of skin safety by encouraging conversations about the benefits of early detection, and the importance of both self-checking and receiving regular, professional skin checks.
At TAL, we are committed to supporting preventative health and TAL SpotChecker is one of the ways we do this. The incidence of skin cancer in Australia remains alarmingly high, with two in three Australians diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the age of 70¹. Since 2016, we have been running our TAL SpotChecker initiative to encourage Australians to think more about their skin safety, educate them on the importance of a preventative approach to health, and encourage more skin checking.
For the 2020 TAL SpotChecker program, TAL developed a TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report, which explored Australians’ attitudes and actions around skin safety and skin cancer. We also created a hub of free online resources to educate more Australians on how to self-check and reduce, or in some cases help prevent skin cancer spread with options to help them get their skin checked. The online campaign, which spread the word on skin safety, included videos that were viewed a total of 5.6 million times by Australians, including customers, partners and the wider community.
Disclaimer: 1. Staples MP, Elwood M, Burton RC, Williams JL, Marks R, Giles GG. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Australia: The 2002 National Survey and Trends Since 1985. Med J Aust. 2006; 184 (1): 6-10.