WerkInKind: A Hearts Days Work
Our social impact program
Applications for the September 2023 round are closed. The next sponsorship round is expected to open early 2024.
WerkInKind provides not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who work with vulnerable communities the opportunity to access amazing Werkling talent.
WerkInKind aims to have sustainable impact, embedding new capabilities as well as providing our talent community with valuable experience in the community sector.
Successful NFPs will be matched to on-demand talent who will deliver a Werkling-sponsored project at no cost. These sponsored projects are funded by our Werkling talent community who contribute a portion of their Werkling generated revenue to the WerkInKind program.
2022: Keeley's Cause
The organisation was selected for the inaugural 2022 WerkInKind Program was Keeley’s Cause. Kelley’s Cause provides iPads for children diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
Werkling CEO and Founder, Michelle Fotheringham shares that “Keeley’s Cause was selected because of the incredibly important work they do and their ability to present a great organisational challenge that Werkling talent can help with”.
The challenge? Keeley’s Cause was growing and, with a volunteer workforce, it was important they have customer-centric and clearly documented business processes and workflows. This was essential to ensure a consistent experience for the families they support.
Once selected, Werkling matched Keeley’s Cause to the perfect Community Member and they got to work and delivered outcomes beyond expectation!
WerkInKind gives preference to organisations that have lesser sources of funding and those projects that will have a greater chance of positively impacting the vulnerable communities the applicant organisation serves.
Eligible organisations and projects
The amount of sponsorship that is available per project in the September 2023 round is up to $9,000+gst. This will continue to grow year-on-year.
NFP organisations are invited to apply during the application period if they:
- Are Australian community-based organisations
- Have limited access to funding, grants and sponsorship
- Have an identified strategic project that requires a capability or expertise from within the Werkling talent community.
- Have a core purpose of serving vulnerable populations (as defined by The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) including but not limited to:
- children and seniors
- people with impaired intellectual or physical functioning
- people from a low socio-economic background
- people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- people who are not native speakers of the local language
- people with low levels of literacy or education
- people subject to modern slavery, which involves human exploitation and control, such as forced labour, debt bondage, human trafficking, and child labour.
2023 Key dates and process
Applications open 9th August and close 6th september 2023.
9th August Applications open
6th September Applications close
25th September Shortlisted applicants contacted (if further information is required)
2nd October Outcomes announced
Applications are CLOSED!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the September 2023 round!
If you submitted an application, it is being reviewed by the WerkInKind Advisory Board against the criteria. The Board will make a recommendation to the Werkling CEO for final approval, and you will be contacted if more information is required.
If you missed out on this round, add yourself to our mailing list below to get notified about future rounds.
The WerkinKind program aims to provide expert support to your organisation to achieve a strategic priority that you would not be able to get sponsorship for elsewhere. In addition to the delivery of the project, the program aims to sustainably embed the skills and knowledge used to complete your sponsored project in your organisation for future use.
Sponsorship is provided in kind. If you are successful in your application for the WerkinKind program, you will be matched to Werkling talent and they will create a proposal and costing for the project. You will form an agreement around the scope of work to the value of the sponsorship amount with the matched talent. The funds that have been allocated to your sponsored project organisation are used to pay the Werkling talent.
All applicants will be informed of the success or otherwise of their application. As this program is administered by volunteers, it will be difficult to provide individual detailed feedback for every applicant however those who have been shortlisted and asked for further information will be contacted with feedback.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.