For Us, Responsible Investment Starts in the Community
As a progressive business with clear guiding principles, we believe we have a responsibility, not only to our people and our clients, but to our community.
Our Volunteer Program: Investing in the Community
Open sharing and integration underpin our unique approach to strategic advice and investment services. Our Volunteer Program is, therefore, a natural extension of our business model.
Each year, we allow each of our staff to donate a day to the charity of their choice. We are proud to provide hands-on support in whatever voluntary capacity we see fit.
Our Foundation: Giving Back to Help Charities Move Forward
In addition to our Volunteer Program, we manage a foundation that provides funds to numerous charities. Our Managing Director, Andrew Chapman, plays an active role on the board of this organisation, extending the Merchant Group promise to invest in the community.
Our Charity Program: OzHarvest in WA
As well as the Foundation, Andrew Chapman is on the Board of OzHarvest nationally and was directly responsible for establishing operations in WA during the 2014 year. With 3 full time vans on the road, OzHarvest WA delivered over 625,000 meals to needy West Australians in the first year alone.
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commerical outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge to 500 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and more recently Perth.
News: OzHarvest CEO CookOff March 2018
Record Breaking Funds Raised by WA Business Man…..Read more here
News: OzHarvest March 2017
WA Business Man tops the Leader Board at OzHarvest CEO Cookoff…..Read more here
Our Charity Program: Northcote Junior Football Club
Merchant Group sponsor the Northcote Junior Football Club Free Kick Program.
In 2016 the Northcote Cougars began the Free Kick program to assist disadvantaged children by participating in community sport, as well as to learn to be part of a team and club outside of their normal environment. It has also helped to raise awareness and acceptances of cultural differences within the NJFC and opposition clubs. Read more here