Corporate Social Responsibility
When the City of Adelaide was formed in 1840, the community hoped for a city where the needs and dreams of all its people came first. Since then, the City of Adelaide has encouraged organisations and initiatives that help people to experience life to its fullest, especially in times of hardship.
Within the corporation itself, City of Adelaide staff volunteer their time to raise funds and awareness for the many causes that are of personal significance including casual day collections.
All requests for donations or support from City of Adelaide are to be submitted in writing addressed to the Lord Mayor and address the eligibility criteria.
GPO Box 2252
Adelaide SA 5001
1. Be an not-for-profit organisation;
2. Make a contribution to the City of Adelaide;
3. Show a close association between Council’s strategic priorities;
4. Demonstrate how the request is significantly different and stands out from many other worthy requests.
City of Adelaide will make every effort to process charity requests in a timely manner. Once a request is received the Office of the Lord Mayor will advise the accurate timing for evaluation.
Supporting the Drought Relief
Many areas of regional Australia are experiencing drought conditions, especially in the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland. The City of Adelaide and its subsidiaries, Adelaide Central Market and the Rundle Mall Management Authority, are actively supporting the drought relief through various fundraising activities such as
How you can help
You can also get involved and support the drought relief by either donating money or goods or holding your own fundraising event.
There are many charity organisations raising money for drought relief across the nation (a seleciton are listed below) with only one that focusses solely on South Australian farmers - Country Women’s Association SA Emergency Aid Fund. If you come across a campaign and you are unsure if it is a registered charity, you can check here.
- Aussie Helpers
- Australian Red Cross
- Drought Angels
- Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
- Lions Need for Feed
- Rural Aid/Buy a Bale
- Salvation Army
City of Adelaide and Vinnies - Working Together
In 2013, City of Adelaide entered into its first official corporate social responsibility partnership with St Vincent De Paul Society (SA). A Memorandum of Understanding was created to formalise Council’s aim to collaborate with Vinnies through mutually beneficial campaigns that would raise charitable funds and awareness.
Some of these campaigns have included two Race Around Adelaide events, which showcased unique attractions and opportunities for keeping active within the City of Adelaide, as well as the 2014 Winter Coat Campaign.
Winter Coat Campaign back in 2015
CEO Sleepout 2015
|Staff Sleepout 2015
For the third year running, City of Adelaide staff had the opportunity to participate in the Staff Winter Sleepout on Friday 29 May 2015.
Staff once again braved the cold for a night, keeping warm with only a sleeping bag and a cardboard box.
All money raised from the Staff Sleepout went towards our corporate social partner, Vinnies SA.
|Jonno and Pete’s monthly BBQ
City of Adelaide staff Jonathon and Peter, hold a Vinnies BBQ on the first Wednesday of every month. The BBQ is situated outside the Colonel Light Centre on Pirie Street and runs for approximately an hour. All funds raised from the monthly BBQ go to our Corporate Social Partner, Vinnies SA.
Race around Adelaide Mk II: The Active Ambassador Edition 2014
|CEO Winter Sleepout 2014
Former Chief Executive Officer, Peter Smith participated in the 2014 CEO Winter Sleepout. Adelaide’s top CEO’s, business and community leaders all had the opportunity to brave the cold for one night and sleep out in the grounds of Government House in June 2014.
The funds raised from the CEO Winter Sleepout went towards Australia’s homeless to assist them with finding warmth, safety and shelter and ensure services such as Fred’s Van and the Vincentian Centre (men’s homeless shelter) continue to provide support for those in need.
|Staff Winter Sleepout 2014
In June 2014, City of Adelaide staff had the opportunity to participate in the Staff Winter Sleepout. Staff were required to sleep outside for one night with little more than a cardboard box for a bed in an effort to raise money for South Australia’s homeless and St Vincent De Paul’s homeless services.
|Winter Coat Campaign 2014
City of Adelaide teamed up with St Vinnies to roll out a Winter Coat Campaign in 2014. The campaign encouraged people to get out and enjoy the City over the winter period and donate their unwanted winter coats to people in need. All proceeds raised from the campaign were donated to St Vinnies.
Spare coats were collected from the City of Adelaide staff foyers, Hilton Adelaide Foyer, Rundle Place and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival during the Cabaret.
Race around Adelaide 2013
|Donate to Vinnies Winter appeal and learn more about the good work that they do by visiting their website.|