Community Investment

Community Investment

Sandfire aims to contribute to programs which positively contribute to the communities’ local to our mining and exploration activities across the world. Increasingly, governments and other stakeholders are demanding mining companies play a greater role in promoting sustainable socio-economic development. Local employment, procurement and community investment are among the greatest ways Sandfire can share the benefits of its presence.

Sandfire continues to prioritise multi-stakeholder partnerships to deliver long-term local development programs which aim to continue after our activities in the area cease. Sandfire also provides funding fir community programs that are able to demonstrate how they will meet local needs whilst positively contributing to the community in an effective and sustainable manner.

Sandfire deems its local communities to be:

  • Murchison Region and Perth, Western Australia
  • Temora-Bland, Barmedman and Cobar, New South Wales
  • Ghanzi District, D’kar, and Maun, Botswana
  • White Sulphur Springs and Meagher County, Montana

Our focus areas

  • Education - programs that support childhood, youth and adult education.
  • Health and wellbeing - programs that support physical and mental health, and promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Environmental stewardship - programs that protect or rehabilitate the environment.
  • Industry - programs that promote STEM education and pathways into the mining industry.
  • Community development – programs that support economic development, community cohesion, arts and culture.

Our partners

Sandfire contributes to a wide range of community-based organisations including:

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Shooting Stars

Stephen Michael Foundation

EON Foundation

Dandjoo Darbalung

Youth Focus

Teach Learn Grow


Application process

All applications must be submitted via Sandfire’s online Donations, Sponsorship and Partnership application form. Applicants should submit their request at least two months before funding is required.

A decision will be provided within 30 days of the receipt of the request.

If the request is for a partnership arrangement, Sandfire may require additional evidence to inform its decision. This may be sought through face to face meetings and by requesting feedback from community.