We call it the IGA Community Chest, because it’s where our heart is. So much so, that over the past 7 years, IGA has raised over $60,000,000 nationally through IGA Community Chest and associated programs. We’ve donated this money to over 7,000 local community groups, not-for-profit organisations and other worth causes.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Thank you for your interest in our IGA Community Chest program. IGA is a world class retailer and we are proud of our local community heritage and the IGA Community Chest program. We’ve developed the FAQs to assist customers, organisations and groups to understand how IGA Community Chest benefits the community.
How is the money raised?
Money for IGA Community Chest is raised through a variety of ways and it is something we do 52 weeks a year.
When you purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label, a percentage is automatically credited to that store’s IGA Community Chest fund . (some exclusions apply)
During IGA Community Chest catalogue promotion weeks, all products in the catalogue bearing the special IGA Community Chest logo contribute to the Chest.
Throughout the year, extra fundraising activities are conducted by stores and regions.
How are IGA Community Chest beneficiaries chosen?
We have a tiered system for choosing beneficiaries.
1) For local activities the beneficiaries are chosen by the local stores
2) Regional activities are chosen by the region or group of stores
3) State beneficiaries are chosen in consultation with the State Executive and Board.
Here are a couple of tips on becoming an IGA Community Chest beneficiary?
It’s best to approach your local IGA store directly. Prepare a pitch and it may include;
An overview of your organisation and/or the individual that you’d like supported. What support are you looking for – monies, donations of goods, providing team jumpers, holding regular fundraising at the store, group registrations at the store, etc. How the donation will be used and your timing. Is there anything you can offer in return to IGA? Don’t forget to include your contact details.
When is the best time to approach IGA Community Chest?
Any time is a good time as in Western Australia IGA Community Chest beneficiary cheques are distributed throughout the year.
Who should I contact if I have any further queries?
In the first instance you should contact your local store however each state has an IGA Community Chest Manager and their contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 08 9311 6000.