Nurturing our staff

Planned Cover understands that its existence is dependent upon having great staff, professional suppliers, and loyal clients.  We value diversity and equal rights in the workplace, and we take regular time out together as a team to celebrate our corporate and individual successes and milestones, and share in lessons learnt.

Being a medium sized organisation, we encourage and practice a culture of open communication and inclusion, and we always value feedback from staff and clients.

Nurturing the community

It’s not usually about what you can do for us, but more so about what we can do for you.

We believe that as a successful business, we should be giving something back – to help those in need today, so that together we can create a better tomorrow.

Charitable Donations and Fundraising Events

Planned Cover is pleased to financially support the following charities:

Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline callers experience suicidal thoughts and attempts, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, loneliness and other situations causing personal crisis.

Plan International (Australia)
Plan International is a global independent development and humanitarian organisation working towards ensuring that girls be treated as equals no matter where they live.  Plan International works alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.

Black Dog
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness.  Our primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and well-being.

Coastrek first began in 2009, and today almost 30,000 people (90 per cent of them women between 35-55 years) have been inspired to get fit trekking to transform lives through the Fred Hollows Foundation. 30km and 60km treks are held each year in Melbourne, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. Funds raised through Coastrek events have gone towards training hundreds of eye doctors, building new eye hospitals, and restoring the eyesight to tens of thousands of people who are needlessly blind.

Cancer Council
Planned Cover and its associated brands Focus and informed joined the Australian Institute of Architects recently for the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. A morning tea was held, cakes of all shapes and sizes were baked by staff and shared amongst all, but more importantly, donations were made towards the fight against cancer. Funds raised go towards cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy. Both organisations pledged to match all staff donations to help double our fundraising effort.

More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25.
And yet, many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that young people face to accessing mental health support. headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

The Smith Family
As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, The Smith Family supports disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.

Buy a Bal

Buy a Bale, an initiative by Rural Aid, supports Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers by providing tangible resources to drought, flood or fire affected communities – stock feed, water, financial assistance, & volunteers.

Australian Childhood Foundation
The Australian Childhood Foundation works to defend the right of all children to a safe and loving childhood. We do this by working directly with children, young people and their families, and also in partnerships, through consultation and in collaboration with governments, service providers and community members.

Alannah and Madeline Foundation
The Foundation’s purpose is to protect children from harm. To ensure children touched by violence can heal from it. To serve as a beacon of hope for a better, safer world. The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, and runs evidence-based programs that prevent violence, and advocates for children’s safety and wellbeing.

Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Small Steps for Hannah
The Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation exists to HALT the cycle of domestic violence so that everyone can feel respected, informed, confident to act, and safe.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. We are Community-led, responding to requests from remote Communities for culturally relevant books, including early learning board books, resources, and programs to support Communities to create and publish their stories in languages of their choice.

Breast Cancer Care WA
Breast Cancer Care WA has provided specialist breast care nursing, counselling and financial support throughout the WA community since 2000. This support extends to women and men affected by breast cancer, their partners, as well as their families.

Good Friday Appeal 
The Good Friday Appeal raises funds to enable the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to provide world class care to children.