Gold Fields Australia is committed to contributing to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they operate, building relationships with key stakeholders and providing funds for the social and economic upliftment of people. Gold Fields actively supports projects in the areas of education and health. These projects have a strong focus on educational opportunities for Indigenous people.
The Gold Fields Australia Foundation has offered scholarships on an annual basis to Aboriginal senior school students to assist them with their tertiary studies. During that time thirteen (13) Aboriginal students have been selected to participate in the program, which is co-ordinated by an educational consultant with extensive experience in Aboriginal education. A total of 5 students have completed their courses and moved into employment with the other 8 students in the process of completing their studies.
In addition to the Foundation, the mine sites have their own sponsorship committees which support local community initiatives. These teams are committed to assisting projects with long term sustainable outcomes.
Agnew Gold Mine have supported Leinster Primary School, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Leinster Sport and Recreation Association and the Leonora Golden Gift carnival.
St Ives Gold assisted in the construction of the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility, establishing a child care centre and helped re-establish a local doctor’s service in Kambalda. They also sponsor the local Primary schools, the land sailing championships, swimming pennants and the local basketball team.
Granny Smith Mine provides support to the Laverton community and surrounding areas. They are a proud member of the Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association, working closely with other members to support children and schools in the area. Gold Fields have also supported the Mt Margaret Aboriginal Community and Laverton School Holiday Program.
Darlot Gold Mine supports the community through donating towards the Royal Flying Doctor Service and is a sponsor of the 2015 Leonora Golden Gift. Darlot supports the Cancer Council of Australia by raising funds for Breast Cancer awareness and also the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research through the Ride to Conquer Cancer and contributes towards Princess Margaret Hospital through the on-site Ruggies Recycling Program.