We give community organisations — specifically those who use hospitality to support disadvantaged people — easy access to finance for heavily discounted, pre-loved commercial kitchen equipment.

At SilverChef, we know hospitality can be a catalyst for positive change, especially among disadvantaged members of our communities. 

Community organisations that use hospitality and catering to care for disadvantaged people allow them to, among other things, get a feed, socialise, feel accepted, earn an income, and achieve their dreams.

That’s why we support organisations who use hospitality as a way of helping the underprivileged or under-served. If your organisation fits this description, we invite you to take advantage of Community-Equip, a product tailored for you. 

It gives you easy access to up to $30,000 of finance for a large range of heavily discounted, second-hand commercial kitchen equipment (‘Certified Used’) — helping you change lives through food. 

Who’s eligible

Community-Equip is available to any community group that uses hospitality to train, empower and/or support disadvantaged members of our communities. 

These groups can include:

  • Registered charities and not-for-profits
  • Social enterprises (direct-benefit, cross-subsidy or donation model)
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Corporations (organisation with an ABN which uses more than 50% of its time and/or resources to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples)

Participation in SilverChef’s Community-Equip Program (Program) is at the sole and absolute discretion of SilverChef. Irrespective of whether a customer meets the eligibility criteria, SilverChef will not be under any obligation to offer the Community-Equip product to any customer.

What you get

Easy access to finance

If your organisation is eligible for Community-Equip, we’ll relax our credit requirements, improving the likelihood of your finance application being approved. 

Discounted equipment

You can access fully refurbished, ex-rental commercial kitchen equipment from us for 55% less than the equipment’s brand-new price — a huge saving. 

Reduced rental rate

You’ll pay almost 20% less than our standard rental rate, making your affordable weekly payments even more reasonable. 

How it works

You select your equipment

You select one or more pieces of Certified Used equipment and, after approving your finance application, we arrange for it to be delivered to you. (We can help you find the equipment you need and complete your finance application.) 

You rent it from us

You rent the equipment from us for affordable, weekly payments under a flexible 12-month Rent–Try–Buy agreement. (An authorised member of your organisation will need to sign the agreement.)

You choose from several options

You can upgrade or buy the equipment at any time* or, at the end of the agreement, continue renting it (Loyalty) or switch to an ownership plan (Easy Own) — whatever suits you best.

*subject to SilverChef's approval.

Find equipment

Our website has hundreds of pieces of Certified Used equipment to choose from. 

We’ve got decades of equipment knowledge and experience: If you’d like us to help you find the equipment you need, please call us on 1800 154 561. 

Please note that new, superseded and demo equipment can’t be funded under the Community-Equip product. 

Enquire about finance

To apply for finance for the equipment you’ve selected, please send us an enquiry and we’ll help you complete your application.

About Certified Used equipment

Our range of used hospitality equipment — Australia’s largest — helps your budget go further by allowing you to get the best brands for lower prices. 

This mostly ex-rental equipment comes from businesses we know and trust, is typically less than two-and-a-half years old, has been fully refurbished, and is backed by a three-month warranty.

We’re one of the few financiers, if not the only one, that funds used hospitality equipment. 

Read more about Certified Used equipment

Need financial help?

If your community organisation uses hospitality to train, empower or support disadvantaged people, you’re welcome to apply for a grant under the SilverChef Community Grants Program

Each quarter, eligible community organisations can apply for one of four grants of $5,000. 

These grants are a mix of Certified Used equipment and cash (which you can use to cover the cost of transporting and installing the equipment, if you wish). 

Read more about the SilverChef Community Grants Program

Balancing purpose and profit

SilverChef is a certified B Corporation — a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. 

As a B Corp, we believe in using business as a force for good to reduce inequality and poverty; and create a healthier environment, stronger communities, and high-quality jobs that provide dignity and purpose.

Community-Equip is just one example of the things we do to support our local communities. 

Read more about SilverChef’s purpose

Enquiry form

We’ll get back to you within one business day. (Or you can call us on 1800 154 561.)