Untypical Thinking is proud to play an active role in our community. One of our company values reads:
“We recognise that we are part of a local, national and global community and understand that communities are built on a mix of involvement and support for those who are less fortunate than others. We will do what we can, when we can, to promote a sense of community wherever we operate.”
Specifically, we provide financial and pro-bono support to each of the following organisations and individuals.
Give Where You Live aims to provide leadership to create a Geelong and regional community in which all people can reach their full potential, not constrained by health, education or income disadvantage.
Untypical Thinking proudly supports the Businesses Investing In Geelong (BIG) program where businesses of all shapes and sizes contribute financially or “in kind” to support the work of the organisation throughout the Geelong and regional community.
Untypical Thinking is a financial sponsor of 94.1FM 3WBC – Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio as well as a contributor to both the programming (Radio Ga Ga and VFL Football) and marketing activities of the radio station.
This work has included the development of a five year strategic plan, incorporating a proposed re-branding exercise to be further implemented during 2018.
94.7 The Pulse is a community radio station, based in Geelong and broadcasting to the Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula region.
Untypical Thinking provides financial assistance to assist in the running of the station and the purchase and maintenance of station equipment. We also contribute to the program schedule by presenting the Turn Up Your Radio program.
Since incorporating in 2004, Limbs 4 Life has proven to be an important and in-demand organisation with links to other amputee support organisations internationally and in other parts of Australia. The value of their work has been recognised by a range of philanthropic and corporate supporters and was acknowledged by the Federal Government in 2009 when Limbs 4 Life was honoured with the National Disability Award for Social Inclusion.
Untypical Thinking is proud to support Limbs 4 Life by providing business support and advice on a discounted and/or pro bono basis.
As part of our commitment to supporting young and elite sportspeople, Untypical Thinking sponsors a first or second year Brisbane Lions player each year. Given our allegiance to the club, we also feel that, rather than supporting one of the higher profile players, we would prefer to give one of the younger, less-established players our support.
In previous years, we have sponsored Tom Cutler (2014), Nick Robertson (2015), Rhys Mathieson (2016) and Alex Witherden (2017). In 2018, we will once again sponsor Alex , pictured here with our main man, Neil Butler.
Alex played his junior football with the Geelong Falcons and for his school, The Geelong College, and was selected by the Lions as pick #23 in the 2016 National Draft. He missed a lot of football during 2016 after suffering a broken leg in a school match but still rated very highly in the 2016 Draft.
We are really excited to be supporting Alex again during 2018.