Grants Given in Australia

Round 15

July to September 2012

Cause Region Amount

Canteen Tasmania

Canteen Tasmania's purpose is to support, develop and empower young Tasmanians living with cancer by providing a peer support network for 12-24 year olds, including young people diagnosed with cancer, who have an immediate family member diagnosed with or have died from cancer. Canteen Tasmania provides over 20 programmes/year to their members, some in remote areas, lasting up to 5 days, with up to 90 participating members at one event. This donation helped to purchase a "Heart Start" First Aid defibrillator that could be used during emergencies during these programmes.

Tasmania $2,939

The Kids' Research Institute

The Kids' Research Institute at the Children's Hospital in Westmead needed funds to assist with the purchase of an Alpha Imager (ChemiDoc) to replace 2 pieces of out-dated and unreliable equipment. The equipment is used to help researchers identify genetic mutations that cause disease and understand the protein structures leading to more effective treatments and cures.

New South Wales $5,000

Diabetes Australia (Victoria)

The Family Fun Day is an annual event for families with children living with diabetes, and provides an opportunity for them all to participate in an activity that is about them having fun as a family, not about diabetes. Held at Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park, families will have exclusive access on Saturday 24 November 2012.

Victoria $10,000

Brainlink Services

BrainLink's mission is to reduce the impact of acquired brain disorders (ABD) in our community, with their key aim to provide support to carers and family to maximise the recovery potential. The "2013 BrainLink Community Liaison Program" will fund a liaison 3 days/week supporting families impacted by acquired brain injuries at the point of diagnosis in the neurological ward of a major Melbourne hospital. This $10,000 funded the Liaison for Quarter 1 (Jan-March) 2013.

Victoria $10,000

Youth Opportunities Association

Sponsorship of a Harcourts team in the Youth Opportunities "2012 Corporate Handball Challenge", with additional funds raised by the individuals to contribute to their teams total donations. Youth Opportunities was established in SA in 1997 to help young people reach their full potential and become confident and resilient leaders, empowering them by giving them the knowledge, skills and motivation to create positive change in their live

South Australia $5,000

YouthInc

Established in 2006, YouthInc helps disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our community. They act as an agent for change by providing employment through the CRG retail network (Pasadena Green and Frewville), mentoring and personal development programs that contribute towards a fulfilling, independent and happy life. The programs involve communication skills, work etiquette, personal hygiene, etc. that is often assumed in life but often not modeled.

South Australia $5,000