Bankwest funds community groups, schools, sporting clubs and emergency service organisations through its ‘Easy Grants’ program. It also funds the Bankwest Foundation. This supports the implementation of significant and meaningful community initiatives in Western Australia and across the country.
Since 2012, the bank has also funded the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. This is an independent research organisation dedicated to investigating the economic and social issues impacting West Australians.
Bankwest colleagues get at least two paid volunteer days per year. They are encouraged to donate both their money and time to organisations such as Volunteering WA, United Way, Foodbank and Ronald McDonald House.