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Harcourts Foundation Joins Forces with Butterfly Babies
February 25, 2013

The Harcourts Foundation has joined forces with fundraising group, Butterfly Babies to support the 2013 Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball.

Butterfly Babies is a new fundraising arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation (RBWHF), focused on raising money and awareness for the internationally recognised Perinatal Research Centre (PRC).

The dedicated team of researchers at the centre is focused on improving health outcomes for mothers and babies, particularly babies born prematurely or with brain injuries.

Butterfly Babies consists of community volunteers, fundraising professionals and members of the research team – all who have either had personal experience with premature or seriously ill babies, or people who see the importance of the research and the ability of the research team to make a real difference.

Butterfly Babies have planned a number of fundraising initiatives for 2013, culminating in the annual Butterfly Ball in November.

Over the years, the Butterfly Ball has …

Monarch helps to give back with three community groups receiving grants
October 3, 2012

Three organisations from Hamilton are amongst eleven recipients receiving grants from the fourteenth round of the Harcourts Foundation, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

This round’s $30,199 was spread over the country with three successful recipients being from the Hamilton area, with all funds granted by Harcourts Monarch Real Estate.

Harcourts Monarch Real Estate Business Owner Brian King says this round’s grants were about support and also prevention in their communities.

“There have been a number of burglaries and incidents happening in different suburbs within Hamilton and the amount of media coverage this has had recently highlights to us the importance money spent in the prevention and safeguarding of peoples properties has. As a Hamilton business and in the property industry this is money well spent hence why we supported the Neighbourhood Support Group.”

Neighbourhood Support Hamilton …

Surf lifesaving and youth development receive grants in latest round
October 3, 2012

Two organisations from the north of the north are amongst eleven recipients receiving grants from the fourteenth round of the Harcourts Foundation, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

This round’s $30,199 was spread over the country with two successful recipients being from West Auckland and Red Beach on the Hibiscus Coast.

Tandem Realty Business Owner Colin Hair says they granted to the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club because they do such a fantastic job in the community.

“From training youngsters all the way through to volunteer patrols and first aid work during the season they work really hard.”

Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club received $3,000 granted by Harcourts Tandem Realty towards funding 35 surf club members to attend and gain First Aid courses. Red Beach Surf Lifesaving spokesperson Debra Cairns says it is a New Zealand Surf …

The Harcourts Foundation Grants $39,000 to Charity
August 19, 2012

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 …

Twelve groups benefit from NZ’s largest real estate group
July 30, 2012

Twelve organisations from around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of the Harcourts Foundation funding, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

This round’s $31,261 was spread over the country with five successful recipients from Auckland; two based in the central North Island, one from Wellington, three in Christchurch and one from the south of the South Island.

With grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 recipients came from groups such as lifesaving, early childcare, community centres, and child youth and family groups who all provide an amazing services for those in need.

These grants takes the amount donated by New Zealand since the Foundation was established in mid-2008 to more than $490,000.00 and $316,365.21 has been granted to a total of 132 New Zealand organisations and charities.

As Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan explains, more …

An Incredible Journey to Make an Incredible Difference
July 23, 2012

Earlier this year a courageous group of people set themselves a goal of trekking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea along the Kokoda track.

Along with the physical demands of this trip the team also sought to raise money for The Harcourts Foundation on behalf of Beyond Blue, Australia’s national depression initiative.

A group of 20 Harcourts professionals from around Australia started the challenging training regime, kept in contact with each other’s progress, and motivated each other for the arduous hike.  Along with getting fit for Kokoda, each of the trekkers conducted a series of fund raising initiatives, targeting $150,000 in total.

Sausage sizzles, charity auctions and sponsorships as well as a number of other activities were used by the crew to generate some much needed funds for the national depression initiative.

Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International, said that the effort from those involved was …

The Harcourts Foundation Reaches $1M Milestone
May 17, 2011

Yesterday at the annual Harcourts Conference, it was announced that the company’s charitable arm, The Harcourts Foundation has achieved a massive $1 million in donations since its launch in August 2008. Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green is incredibly proud that The Harcourts Foundation has reached such an important milestone. “I’m so proud of the […]

Six Groups Benefits from The Harcourts Foundation’s Latest Funding
April 29, 2011

Six Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $62,167 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 $34,574, one charity in Queensland received $15,000, one charity in Western Australia received […]