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Australia

We appreciate just how lucky we are to be living in Australia - a country largely free from poverty, inadequate health care and injustice. Yet even in this environment there are still some people doing it tough.

That’s why the people at Hollard came up with the Real Needs program. It identifies the real needs of the Australian communities in which Real Insurance operates and then comes up with plans to give something back to the people in those communities. It is all about our business and staff caring for people with Real Needs.

For more information on the Real Needs program click here.

Some of the programs in which Hollard Australia is involved includes:

  • The Special Olympics
  • Homeless Food Challenge
  • Animal Shelter Support
  • Aged Care social support
  • Charity shop assistance
  • Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day
  • Fundraising for RSPCA

South Africa

Our commitment to the communities in which we operate is driven by a fundamental desire to make a difference. It started with the Hollard Group’s founders and is now an integral part of the DNA of all Hollard Group companies.

A catalyst for enduring and positive social change.

The Hollard Foundation Trust (Foundation) was set up in 2006 to make a very real difference to the lives of orphaned South African children whose lives had been devastated by the loss of one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The focus of the Foundation is on the health, nutrition and education needs of some 30,000 children with the aim of helping them achieve their full potential.

The Hollard Group supports the foundation financially, through employee involvement, volunteering and participation on its Board. Employees are given a range of volunteering opportunities including working in teams and adopting Foundation-supported projects, a payroll-giving programme, grants to community upliftment programmes, in-house collection campaigns and support of national CSI days.

The Hollard Group also founded Harambee, an ongoing skills program that creates sustainable training and employment for disadvantaged, unemployed young South Africans. Delegates undergo a 90 day bridging program during which they are given the competencies and behaviours to succeed in a call centre environment. After the training many are then placed in The Hollard Group call centres and provide valuable services to its customers.