Desane is committed to ‘giving back’ to the communities in which we work. Our ongoing program of broad community support aims to make positive impacts through safe, sustainable practices, long-term relationships with our stakeholders and support of local not-for-profit organisations. We do this by supporting charities, sponsoring sporting teams and distributing community grants.
Ways we help:
Desane is delighted to be the major sponsor of the Luke Priddis Foundation’s 2019 Fitness for Autism fun run, promoting understanding of autism spectrum disorder in the community. The Luke Priddis Foundation aims to improve the lives of children with autism and their families, through early intervention, education and community awareness.
Desane is a proud major sponsor of the Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund, a public benevolent institution established in 2011, to continue the decades of charitable work carried out by Father Atanasio Gonelli in aid of the less fortunate members of our community. Some of the many projects the Charitable Fund has funded include Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Dementia Australia Research Foundation, the Concord Cancer Centre at Concord Hospital and individuals in need.
Desane is proud to sponsor the Italian National Ball. Co.As.It. Italian Association of Assistance, a not-for-profit migrant community organisation, hosts the Italian National Ball annually. Each year’s profits go towards community programs, some of which include an early intervention dementia program, social isolation program, active aging program, and carer support program. Funds raised from the 2019 Ball will go towards the 10,000 Italian Roses Project, to raise awareness and increase the rate of breast screening among women of multicultural background.
Desane is a proud alliance partner sponsor of the APIA Leichhardt Tigers Football Club. The Football Club is based in the heartland of Australian football, Sydney’s inner western suburb of Leichhardt, with its home ground Lambert Park. The APIA Leichhardt Tigers has men’s, women’s and children’s soccer teams.
For a number of years, the Head On Photo Festival has worked with New South Wales Parliament to exhibit the Head On Landscape Photography Prize. The exhibition also features finalists in the NSW Parliament Landscape Photography Prize; a prize awarded to the best photograph of a landscape within NSW. Desane is delighted to have sponsored the exhibition from 2014 to 2017.