The Telco Together Foundation is a unified platform enabling the telecommunications industry to make a significant social contribution within Australia.
We are a registered charity that brings together the telecommunications industry in support of disadvantaged communities in the areas of Indigenous communities, homelessness and food security, mental health and youth unemployment and disadvantage.
Creating a unique and wide reaching platform for social change by drawing on the industry’s core capabilities, strengths and access to technology is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s vision.
Our two streams of work include:
Creating strategic community projects that build on telecommunications technology, reach and resources to support the community.
Promoting community engagement through the industry by increasing social awareness and creating more opportunities for volunteering, fundraising and workplace giving programs.
As an industry with annual revenues of $40 billion and over 25 million bills being distributed monthly, telcos are in a unique position of having direct communication with almost every business and consumer in Australia every month. By taking advantage of these characteristics, as well as the 70,000+ staff employed by the industry, we have the opportunity to create a massive vehicle for social change.
2017 Annual Report
Our members are key to our success, by covering our administration costs so that funds raised go to Australians in need.
The Foundation is driven by passionate leaders from within the telecommunications and not-for-profit sectors.
As a Public Ancillary Fund, we have a wide mandate for fundraising and giving