Community & Charity
Giving back to the community
We recognised the importance of giving back to the communities in which we operate. Our people are actively involved in the community on a number of levels: industry, tertiary and locally (in the states in which we are based).
Supporting Australian universities
We support a number universities in the following ways.
- provide sponsorship for university events and final year projects
- present to final year engineering students.
- provide work experience opportunities for engineering students in their penultimate years
- are the founding sponsor of the University of Adelaide Motorsport Team.
Supporting local communities
We give back to local communities by:
- sponsoring sporting teams
- providing equipment to emergency services
- sponsoring a wide range of staff initiatives in the community
- providing work experience to year 11 students interested in engineering
- operating the GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Trust through which money is raised for cancer research via staff and company donations, and fundraising events.
GPA charitable fund
Named to honour the memory of a past GPA Engineering Director, the GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Trust, was founded in 2011, to build a source of perpetual funds to assist charities in Australia.
The fund was created by the principals of GPA Engineering to act as the vehicle through which the company and its employees could donate money, time, goods and services, in a structured manner, for the wellbeing of the community.
Regular contributions to the trust are made by GPA Engineering, its staff, and through fundraising initiatives. GPA staff actively support the work of the fund.