We have so much love for our community! For years we’ve donated a portion of sales to good people doing good things. The goal has always been to provide funding & support to the communities we work alongside…and to hopefully create some awareness while we’re at it. Our Eco Warrior Community Initiatives Fund rolls all of this into one neat program.

We’re always aiming for complete transparency with our donations, so you can be confident 100% of the funds raised will be passed on to the charities we support.

Our pledge is to contribute 5% from all Eco Warrior beans & merch sales, and we also accept personal contributions at the checkout. Each quarter, we change up where the donations go, but you can always check back here for updates. We’d love to introduce you to the organisations we support…

children's ground.

During Autumn, we’re raising funds for Children’s Ground: a First Nations-led, grassroots organisation working with & for First Nations children, families & communities.

From infants to Elders, they work collaboratively with entire communities over a 25 year period to create real and lasting change, aiming towards a brighter future for the next generation.

In 2021, we were able to donate a total of $896.17 to Children’s Ground. And more than tripled that number in 2023, with a total donation of $2,947.94! We’re hoping to be able to top that amount again this year.

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beyond blue.

Throughout the Summer months, we proudly support Beyond Blue: Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation.

Beyond Blue is focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide – providing services to people in Australia for over 20 years!

We’ve been supporters of theirs since the Summer of 21-22. This year, we were able to raise $3910.05 taking our total Beyond Blue contribution to $7,797.10! This goes towards the running of their free 24/7 support service, helping to ensure every call, webchat and email are answered.

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carbon positive.

During Spring, we partner with Carbon Positive – an Aussie charity who are restoring degraded lands through ecologically sensitive tree-planting for over 22 years.

We’re aiming to go beyond carbon neutral by making positive contributions to the environment. Supporting Carbon Positive Australia’s native tree planting programs was a great first step towards this goal.

We raised a total of $2,212.00 for Carbon Positive Australia in 2022 – the equivalent of 553 native trees planted on degraded lands. We’re excited to announce we smashed that total in 2023, donating $3,283.72 – around 820 trees!

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Each Winter, we throw our support behind StreetSmart Australia: a non-profit organisation helping vulnerable people in Australia who are currently experiencing homelessness or escaping family violence.

The funds raised go to grassroots charities who provide vital services, like temporary accommodation, meals, personal hygiene products & support.

We’ve worked with StreetSmart for 8+ years now! Last Winter, we raised $1,955.81 and are thrilled to announce we far exceeded that total in 2023 donating a total of $3,017.95! We looking forward to supporting them well into the future.

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givit australia.

After the devastating floods hit QLD & NSW in early 2022, we decided to pivot & use our EWCIF donations to help flood affected communities get back on their feet.

We chose to support Givit Australia to ensure 100% of the funds raised would go directly into the hands of the people who needed it most.

In Autumn ’22, we donated a total of $4,816.95! $2,141.95 through the fund + an additional $2,675 as part of the auction we held for the coffee machine we used at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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next steps.

While not technically part of our EWCIF program, we wanted to give a shoutout to Next Steps Australia: a charity helping women & children escaping domestic & family violence.

This partnership began through a request from then 12y/o Olivia, who illustrated the caricature used on our Christmas blend: Festive AF. Since its release in 2022, we’ve donated $1 from each tin sold to Next Steps & hope to do so in future.

To date, we’ve donated $364 and are looking forward to supporting Next Steps with our Xmas blend again this year.

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how can you support these initiatives?

Since we created the fund in 2021, Locale has donated over $28,000 to local charities! If you’d like to help us give back, you can head on over to our online store & grab yourself some Eco Warrior beans, merch, or add a personal contribution to your cart on checkout. Alternatively, we highly encourage you to hit the linked sites and make a personal donation.

This page is constantly updated, so you can come back here anytime & check on the progress of our donations.

Lastly, if you’ve contributed in anyway to our Community Initiatives Fund, we’d like to say a huge thank you! It wouldn’t be possible without the incredible customers & cafe partners who get behind it. We truly appreciate the support!


Click below to learn more about our sustainability journey & the other ways we’re having an impact.

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