Community

With the goal of making a positive impact in the lives of the communities in which we operate in, our people at Sony are actively engaged in a myriad of activities to address appropriately the needs of our local and global communities, as well as the needs of our future generations.
'Helping youth discover their true colours', the Sony Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit charitable organisation set up by Sony group companies. Its purpose is to contribute to the advancement of our community by assisting young Australians and fostering their talents.

Sony Australia helps cover the charity’s administration, operation and marketing costs, so that more of the money donated by Corporate Partners and the public is channelled directly at the important work of the Foundation. Read more about the community initiatives that benefit from this essential funding below.

Sony Foundation, together with CanTeen are gearing up to launch a national fundraising campaign to raise $15 million to build youth cancer centres across Australia.
On Thursday 29th October, Sony Foundation hosted a one-off lunchtime fundraising event across the full line-up of restaurants at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo Wharf. Wharf4Ward was a star-studded event used to kick off Sony Foundation’s fundraising drive, to build specialised wards for teenage and young adult cancer sufferers.
With the assistance of Sony Foundation Australia, YOTS has developed an innovative nationwide competition to create TV commercials that target young drug users, whilst broadening the understanding of the issues and educating school children about the dangers.
This innovative outreach program encourages homeless young people in Sydney to learn skills and gain work experience by contributing to the output of a fully-equipped radio station called streetradio.net; which is broadcast via the internet with the support of Sony Foundation Australia.
On Thursday 29th October, Sony Foundation hosted a one-off lunchtime fundraising event across the full line-up of restaurants at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo Wharf. Wharf4Ward was a star-studded event used to kick off Sony Foundation’s fundraising drive, to build specialised wards for teenage and young adult cancer sufferers.
Sony Foundation has recently launched Operation: Acoustic, to bring music to the bedsides of hospital patients across Australia. Operation: Acoustic delivers the healing power of music through live acoustic entertainment for young hospital patients. The program involves amateur performers delivering live, in-room performances to young patients who are undergoing treatment or unable to leave their hospital beds.