3 Canberra businesses that give back to our community

Posted 17 Dec 2018

Story by CBR Canberra

Helping out a friend in need is an integral part of the Aussie spirit. This form of mateship is strong in Canberra, with local businesses giving back to our community.

Three cheers to these three home-grown companies that are making a big difference with their generosity.

Capital Brewing Co

Nestled in the emerging precinct of Fyshwick’s Dairy Road, the brewery, which is 100% independently owned, is a thriving social hotspot. Founded by passionate Canberra locals, Capital Brewing Co is a true success story and already, they’re passing on the love by supporting in excess of sixty community organisations, with contributions to causes such as cancer research, foster care, and women’s refuge.

But this year, they’re upping the ante with the launch of Good Natured Community. In the wake of the 2018 Federal Budget and beer excise tax cuts therein, Capital Brewing Co realised they could either make their beers $0.02 cheaper or use the cuts to give back in a greater way.

Good Natured Community sees $70,000 worth of beer and brewery experiences made available to community groups each year, including brewery tours, cases of beer, and ‘karma kegs’. By using these donations, Capital Brewing Co expects that the Canberra community will be able to raise well in excess of $150,000 annually by auctioning off these kegs or using them as part of events.

Atlina Drinks

Tantalisingly tasty and presented perfectly, Canberrans can now indulge in delicious mocktails. Featuring complex flavours and minimal added sugar, these delightful drinks don’t replace the hangover with a sugar coma.  Atlina Drinks partner with organisations to help promote alcohol harm reduction programs.

Speaking about her vision, co-founder Christina says, “We want to shake up the Aussie drinking culture by providing a real alternative to booze, creating memorable alcohol-free experiences, and working with organisations in the alcohol harm reduction space. We’re building a sustainable social enterprise to support this mission and are looking at new and interesting approaches to help us achieve impact.”

Dr Christina Delay was recently awarded the Innovation Business Award by Canberra Women in Business.

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We Ain’t Boring

Longtime Canberrans and best friends Emma and Soud are the proud initiators of not for profit company We Ain’t Boring. This new little company, which is growing by the month, sells premium Aussie bottled spring water in local businesses and at events, donating 100% of profits to Canberra charities and other not-for-profits.

These three businesses are just a small selection of the many businesses in Canberra that give back to our community.  We can’t wait to see what other great initiatives are created in 2019.

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