The communities where we operate, and where our employees live, are an important part of our business.
Our people are encouraged to identify projects that are important to them, as well as take an active role in delivering sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.
Our community commitment is focused on investing in community clubs and helping to improve the well-being of individuals and the communities where we work.
In 2013 Programmed started their partnership with Whitelion, a non-profit community organisation that provides youth-focused, gender and culturally specific services in several areas. these include: mentoring, employment, role modelling, specialist outreach support and education-based prevention programmes.
Clontarf Foundation first started their partnership with Programmed informally in 2011 and again through their relationship with SKILLED Group in 2012. Clontarf is a non-profit organisation that improves the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men through a network of football academies established in existing Australian schools.
Yalari first started their partnership with Programmed through their relationship with SKILLED Group in 2013. Yalari is a non-profit organisation providing secondary education scholarships for Indigenous children from regional and remote communities.
As a result of this sound collaboration, Programmed and Yalari are working hard to educate and empower Indigenous children with the aim of bringing about generational change.
Currently we are supporting Tathra Lowe who began her scholarship in 2015 and is studying at the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne.
Sentenced to a Job
In 2015, our Property Services team in Darwin, in conjunction with the Department of Correction Services became an employer of their ‘Sentenced to a Job’ scheme. Programmed currently employees a number of people under the scheme providing them with the ability to further develop their skill-sets, preparing them to re-enter the workforce.
Trinity College Western Australia
Since 2011, Programmed’s property services division has been providing Trinity College paint and signage services. Through this relationship Programmed has been supporting an Indigenous Scholarship for a student to attend the College.
Programmed and the Fremantle Dockers share a rich history. From being an inaugural partner in 1995, to now being in our eighth season as major sponsor, Programmed has been part of the corporate fabric of the club since its inception.
As part of our sponsorship we facilitate a number of customer events as well as player and coach visits throughout the community.
Programmed has been working with Activ, a community group that helps people with a disability maintain meaningful employment since 2007. Programmed works closely with Activ through their Rottnest Island Authority contract, with a number of Activ employees filling gardening and grounds maintenance roles. Programmed provides training, uniforms and also conducts pre-start and toolbox meetings with the team. The Activ employees receive fabulous feedback and are a valuable part of the Programmed team.
Facility Management Association, Australia
Programmed has been a corporate member with the Facility Management Association (FMA) for over 15 years. During this time, Programmed’s facility management division have supported many events and had employees actively involved as members in the Association. We have even won a few of the FMA’s FM Industry Awards for Excellence.
Retirement Living Council (previously RVA)
Programmed’s property services division has been supporting the Retirement Living Council since 1996. Over this time Programmed has been the sole sponsor of the prestigious ‘Manager of the Year’ Award. This pinnacle industry award recognises the village manager, staff and residents’ excellence is creating a successful, happy and harmonious village community.