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A proactive approach

  • Our local grant programs

    Helping vulnerable young people manage their mental wellbeing

    In Australia – together with the Raise Foundation – we are supporting youth mental wellbeing through mentoring.

  • Our local grant programs

    Transforming the lives of trauma injured people

    Our local grant program in Argentina with Fundación Trauma Prevención Y Mejora De La Atención De La Enfermedad Trauma is aiming to up-skill 500 doctors and thousands of Zurich’s employees and distributors and create positive outcomes for more than 10,000 people per year.

  • Our local grant programs

    Training women teachers as social entrepreneurs

    In Turkey, we are funding “our Teachers: Insurance of Education.” This program, developed in collaboration with Türk Eğitim Derneği (Turkish Education Association), is supporting female teachers assigned to villages/small towns in the first year of their career by offering tailored personal and professional development plans.

  • Our local grant programs

    Countering childhood obesity and malnutrition

    The ‘Eat Right To Play Right’ program, running in collaboration with One Goal Malaysia, is using football as a platform to encourage children to eat healthily and exercise, while educating their parents about childhood obesity and malnutrition.

Improving mental wellbeing

Our local grant programs

Our local grant programs initiative provides practical support and funding to help Zurich business units initiate long-term, strategic relationships with local community organizations. All programs must align with our strategy, engage employees through the donation of time and talent, and respect local cultures and priorities.

As part of our approach, we like to identify and facilitate further charitable opportunities to add value. This could include in-kind donations of Zurich’s products, use of Zurich’s premises, facilitating introductions for supported organizations to Zurich’s wider business networks, undertaking capacity audits and seconding Zurich employees to help address identified gaps, or even encouraging Zurich senior employees to accept positions on management committee/board of trustees of organizations we work with.  

All our local grant programs are developed in collaboration with the local Zurich offices. Read more on each program below:

  • Argentina - Transforming the lives of trauma injured people 
    A three-year grant to transform the lives of trauma injured people, in collaboration with the Fundación Trauma Prevención Y Mejora De La Atención De La Enfermedad Trauma.

    This program aims to up-skill 500 doctors and thousands of Zurich’s employees and distributors and create positive outcomes for more than 10,000 people per year. It will help to provide quality information and developing trauma systems, according to international standards, and alongside the Argentinian Government.
  • Isle of Man – Raising awareness about wellbeing issues

    A three-year grant to provide mental wellbeing education, prevention and transformative early intervention in collaboration with Isle Listen.

    The “Isle Listen” program is raising awareness about wellbeing in schools, providing support and training to both families and professionals, as well as one-to-one sessions for those in the most need. Through this program, we have the ambition to reach out to the entire school and college population of the Isle of Man – approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 people working within the education sector – as well as supporting employers and delivering community-wide campaigns and resources.
     
    This program has the potential to transform mental health awareness and early intervention across the island, especially given the size of the population and its interconnectedness. We hope to see up to 85,000 people positively impacted by the program.
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  • Turkey - Training women teachers as social entrepreneurs 
    A six-year program to support female teachers in the first year of their career, in collaboration with Türk Eğitim Derneği (Turkish Education Association).

    “Our Teachers: Insurance of Education” is a program with the ambition of supporting 1,000 female teachers assigned to villages/small towns in the early years of their career by offering tailored personal and professional development plans. The objective is to try to reduce the environmental, physical and professional challenges experienced by the teachers, to enhance their knowledge, and to improve the confidence and motivation of these people that play such a critical part in children’s education and future. In addition to teachers, this program will also directly impact more than 30,000 children, and indirectly impact 150,000 family members.
  • Australia - Supporting youth mental wellbeing through mentoring

    A five-year grant to support youth mental wellbeing through high school mentoring and capacity building, in collaboration with the Raise Foundation.

    After a successful three-year collaboration, we have renewed our commitment to enabling the Raise Foundation to expand their work and fulfill their ambition of having their mentoring program available in every public high school in the country by 2024.

  • Malaysia - Countering childhood obesity and malnutrition

    A five-year grant to raise awareness about childhood obesity and malnutrition, using football as a platform.

    The ‘Eat Right To Play Right’ program is using football as a platform to encourage children to eat healthily and exercise, while educating their parents about childhood obesity and malnutrition. In 2018, the program expanded to include new strategic alliances with Malaysia Connecting Communities (a community organization championing youth development) and MYDIN (a local hypermarket chain), with the aim of creating a national movement championing healthy living for children.