Local Buying Foundation
The Local Buying Foundation provides funding to support projects and programs which facilitate workforce development, innovation and build the capability and capacity of business and industry.
The Local Buying Foundation is a critical element of BHP’s Local Buying Program, for every dollar spent through the Local Buying Program, BHP commits an amount into trust to the Foundation, creating a complete Local Buying cycle.
The Local Buying Foundation is adding value
to our local regional communities
Nationally, the Local Buying Foundation supports 13 local regions across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia where BHP operates. Collectively, the below is a snapshot of the national data as at 30 November 2023:
Funding round dates
New South Wales
Round #1 closing: 5 April
Round #2 closing: 20 September
Round #1 closing: 9 February
Round #2 closing: 19 July
Round #1 closing: 10 May
Round #2 closing: 18 October
Round #1 closing: 1 March
Round #2 closing: 30 August
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Acknowledgement of Country
The Local Buying Foundation acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.