We were inspired by the concept of Pay It Forward, to give without seeking anything back other than to inspire the recipients to do the same should the opportunity present itself.
There are many worthy initiatives that deserve support, but we can only support a small number of initiatives. To help with the decision making we developed the following criteria:
With no expectation, Pay-it-Forward
We want our support to embrace the philosophy of Pay-it-Forward to encourage others to do the same at some stage in their lives.
Support locally based initiatives that directly helps the lives of others
We want to know that funds are going to those who need it.
While we are aware that some support organisations may not be based in Western Australia, we want to be satisfied that our support will directly benefit those who live in the state.
Maintain a balanced contribution
We want our support to reflect a reasonably balanced portfolio of support across different types of needs
Whilst each program will be assessed on its own merits and there may be combinations of similar initiatives, we will aim to spread our support so as not disproportionately favour one sector over another.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have not been in a position to support as many initiatives as we did in the past, though the following provides an example of some that were selected collaboratively by everyone who works for AOT Consulting.