Our major partner for 2021

Tetley is a household name in Australia and the second largest manufacturer of tea in the world. It is also a very impactful organisation with a longstanding focus on a sustainable environment and the betterment of lives for all individuals. Tetley’s values and mission aligns perfectly with our project and I can’t think of a better way to connect with others than over a cup of tea. 

What this support means.

With Tetley’s support we have been able to secure office space to centralise our Letterbox Project, and we have been able to onboard trained staff to ensure efficiency and security. Most importantly, Tetley’s support will allow us to continue to offer this as a free project for people across Australia. 

In addition to helping us create these strong foundations, the support has given us room to grow our secondary programs in 2021. This includes an education program, an exhibition program and our virtual hobby groups. 

Tetley believes that the exponential growth ofThe Letterbox Projectproves that despite COVID restrictions, there is an enormous appetite for social connection that aligns with Tetley’s core values and mission.

“We are so proud to be partnering with a foundation that highlights the importance of reaching out and communicating with others who might be going through a challenging time”.

“The Letterbox Project connects those who might be lonely or isolated, and provides them with a conversation and kinship, something we think is so important and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea. We can't wait to spread the word about this amazing initiative and see what this partnership between Tetley Australia and The Letterbox Project will bring,” 

Tetley - a leader in global community and environmental issues

Tetley is one of the founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership, committed to improving the conditions of farmers growing tea around the world. Tetley is also part of the Rainforest Alliance, a non-profit organisation that aims at conserving the biodiversity and ensuring a sustainable livelihood.

Tetley is passionate about creating a tea for everyone, as just asThe Letterbox Project, they love creating connection. Tetley strives towards creating not merely the perfect brew but also a sustainable environment and better lives for all.


2020 saw Connected AU grow rapidly into a national service supporting tens of thousands of people. The impact has been enormous, measurable, and reflective of a need in the community. The need to provide connection, community and companionship to isolated and lonely people in the comfort and safety of their own home.

We fit into the preventative health space, enhancing the mental and physical wellbeing of lonely and isolated people, minimising the social and economic costs associated with the mortality and comorbidity risks of loneliness.

Our strategy and goals for 2021 are ambitious and impactful. With the help of our Tetley Tea and our community, we will ensure that every Australian has access to safe connection, allowing people to stay visible and valued.