We call it the IGA Community Chest because it’s where our heart is. Over the past 7 years, IGA has raised over $80m 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 worthwhile causes.

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 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.

Community Chest

“The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label.”

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.