Community support

Locals supporting locals

We've been a part of the Hastings community since 1916 and look forward to supporting local clubs, community groups, schools and charities that keep our region thriving for many years to come.

IGA Community Chest program

With the help of the IGA Community Chest program our IGA stores have returned more than $200,000 back to the community.

What’s great about this program is it helps drive community-based projects that have a lasting legacy and benefit us all.

It’s all about building a brighter future and recognising the tapestry of community groups that make a real difference to the Hastings way of life.

The grants provide anywhere from $500 to $5000 for each eligible project and past recipients hail from a wide cross section of the community, from sports clubs and schools to special interest groups and volunteer organisations.

To ensure equity and fairness, a new application process was introduced in 2016, with all groups required to complete a simple application form. Applications generally open in September each year.

IGA customers play a pivotal role in this program, with funds from specially-marked ‘Community Chest’ products pooled to provide the grants.

Every time you purchase one of these specially-marked products you can feel good about giving back to the community too.

If you'd like more information, phone Tim Walker on 02 6588 8999 or email

Sponsorship requests

If you would like to apply for a financial or in-kind sponsorship, please submit a sponsorship request form to Tim Walker at

Click here to download the form.

These forms are also available at the Corporate Centre or by phoning 02 6588 8999.

Wauchope IGA: 02 6585 2222

Timbertown IGA: 02 5524 1000

Port Macquarie IGA: 02 6584 9600