A 'by the community,
for the community' initiative

I just wanted to thank you guys for all the hard work and for making this possible for us. As an international student, it is great to know that we are supported somehow, especially in difficult times like this when everything is just so overwhelming. Thanks for being there for me.

—  Lais, International Student

About CHEX

The Uniting Harris Community Centre, with the support of volunteers and local community members, launched CHEX Community Gift Cards in 2020.

Our mission is to support and build a more equal, connected and sustainable community 

CHEX Community Gift Cards are a form of community currency that can be used at our participating businesses. When you shop with CHEX you are supporting individuals and families, small local businesses and our community around Ultimo as a whole especially during uncertain times. 

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Since our launch in 2020

$45,000+

distributed via CHEX cards*

975+

individuals and families supported*

7

local businesses backed*

*as of August 2021

How does it work?

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3...

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Get your CHEX cards through the Uniting Harris Community Centre.

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Present a CHEX card upon purchase at local participating businesses.

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The cards are collected, sanitised and redistributed. Businesses are reimbursed.

What can you do?

Make a donation

Online via bank transfer

Over the phone or in person

100% of donations go straight into CHEX circulation – $10 in donation means one $10 CHEX card being provided to someone in difficulty and used at a local business. 

Get your CHEX cards

Contact the Uniting Harris Community Centre

 

CHEX cards give community-minded folks a new way to access special offers and show appreciation for their favourite locals. They also make a great gift for any occasion – what a win-win! 


CHEX is also available via our Emergency Relief service for anyone in difficulty, including international students and other temporary visa holders.

Become a participating business

If you are a small local business and interested in partnering with the CHEX Community, get in touch!

Meet our existing participating businesses.

Join the team!

Our team is primarily made up of volunteers and local community members.

If you want to get involved at the heart of the initiative then get in touch!