Eight Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $39,411 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
In Queensland, a grant of $3,051 was provided to the Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service, $4,560 was granted to Supporting Chemotherapy in Cooloola, and $15,000 was provided to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.
A $5,000 grant was provided to the Nature Foundation South Australia and a further $1,000 was granted to Life Education South Australia.
Two charities in Tasmania also received funding grants including the University of Tasmania Foundation for $5,000 and the Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania for $4,000.
In Western Australia, the Breast Cancer Network Australia also received a funding grant of $1,800.
The money granted will provide these charitable organisations with the funds to carry out important research and development projects, purchase vital equipment for those in need, and run significant community projects and …
Local real estate professional, Clare Seamer will forgo creature comforts to strap on a pair of hiking boots and walk the famed mud and mosquito-infested Kokoda Trail.
Clare, a local Mandurah resident, will tackle the treacherous, rugged 96km trek in Papua New Guinea this week with 19 other Harcourts team members with the aim of raising $150,000 for Beyond Blue, Australia’s national depression initiative. The journey is expected to take 10 days.
To prepare for the gruelling trek, Clare has undertaken an intense training regime averaging about 15 to 20 hours per week including regular hikes, squats, and loading her 15kg backpack with weights.
She’s been told to expect humid days and ankle-deep mud, but Clare says the physical and mental exertion is nothing compared to the battles fought by those suffering depression.
“It’s going to be the toughest thing I’ve ever done,” she said. “But then I remember that …
Come April, a group of 20 ordinary people will embark on an extraordinary journey as they attempt to conquer the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea on the 70th anniversary of the Anzacs in an endeavor to raise money for BeyondBlue.
The majority of the 20 participants are from the Harcourts real estate group, including Cathy and John McLeod of Harcourts Inner East, the catalysts behind the extraordinary challenge.
By the end of the challenge, the trekkers hope to raise over $100,000 for BeyondBlue, Australia’s national depression initiative, through fundraising, sponsorships and donations via The Harcourts Foundation.
The group will depart from Brisbane on the 20th of April, travelling to Port Moresby before embarking on the eight day Kokoda trek, and returning on the 29th of April.
The participants from across Australia began training for the eight day trek in dense jungle in hot, humid conditions at …
14 Australian-based charities have received funding grants totaling $71,780 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green was pleased to announce that two charities in Victoria were granted a total of $22,756, two charities in Queensland received $5,460, three charities in Western Australia received a total of $12,000, two charities in New South Wales received a total of $11,564, one charity in Tasmania received $9,000 and four charities in South Australia were granted $11,000.
Amongst the grant recipients for the July to September 2011 quarter were Camp Quality, SIDS and Kids and the Little Heroes Foundation.
The money granted will provide the charitable organisations with the funds to carry out important research and development projects, purchase vital equipment for those in need, and run significant community projects and services.
Mr Green is thrilled that The Harcourts Foundation is …
Sixteen charitable organisations from around New Zealand benefited in the last round of funding from The Harcourts Foundation, a charity set up by the Harcourts real estate group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.
The recipients – one in Auckland, one in the Rodney District, three in the Waikato, six in Greater Wellington, one in New Plymouth, three in Canterbury and one in Otago – were recently awarded grants totalling more than $18,500,having each made successful applications to The Harcourts Foundation in New Zealand earlier this year.
These grants together with a number made in Australia recently and a $50,000 donation to the New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Appeal in September takes the amount donated since the Foundation was established in mid-2008 to more than $480,000 to a total of 110 charities in New Zealand and Australia.
As Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan explains, to
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