Charity and Community Support
Support for the community
Yates is committed to making a difference in the community through supporting a number of community initiatives.
We are proud to offer charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to be one of our annual Charity Partners of the Year to help make a difference to a broad range of charities and not-for-profit groups across the community. Yates provides an annual contribution of $500 worth of Yates products to support up to three selected charities per year.
Applications for our Charity Partners of the Year are accepted from the 1st to the 28th of February and our annual Charity Partners of the Year are announced in March. Download a Charity Partner of the Year Application Form
We highly recommend joining the Yates Garden Club to help with gardening activities and information for your charity, not-for-profit or community group. Members receive exclusive offers, promotions & growing challenges, monthly gardening calendar and email with tips & projects. You can also use the Virtual Garden creator to visualise & design a garden. Join now to become a member.
How Yates supports communities and charities around Australia
Yates is a proud partner of Landcare Australia, a national network of thousands of locally-based community groups who care for the natural resources of our country – with more than 4000 community Landcare groups, 2000 Coastcare groups and many thousands of volunteers across the country.
To help protect and repair our environment, Yates donate a percentage of sales from our ‘Nature’s Way’ range of products to Landcare Australia. Yates is a proud sponsor of the Junior Landcare Challenge to encourage children to learn about gardening and the environment, and incorporate gardening into their lives from a young age. To find out more, visit www.juniorlandcarechallenge.com.au
Yates employees also participate in a range of charitable activities in our local community, participating in a number of community fundraising activities and volunteering projects. We also provide valuable support to the following organisations:
- Retina Australia
Retina Australia is a voluntary organisation, which is concerned with retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Retina Australia provide funds for scientific research, information and peer support to those affected by retinal degenerative diseases.
Yates has supported Retina Australia since 1999, donating more than $104,000.00 through the sales of Yates Cosmos ‘Bright Eyes’. This money has been spent on research to find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Statistically, there are more than 8000 young Australians with RP making it the leading cause of youth blindness.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia
- Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards
- The Northcott Society for Crippled Children
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance