News Archive : February 2015

The Harcourts Foundation funds an eye movement system for students in Tasmania
February 26, 2015

The Harcourts Foundation has recently granted the School of Special Education North-West in Tasmania $5000 to purchase an eye movement system which is changing the way students with impairments are able to communicate.

The system is controlled by eye movements and will soon be installed in the Devonport and Burnie campuses.

The new system allows students to more fully participate in studies and more easily communicate with teachers.

The grant application was made on behalf of the School of Special Education by the Independent Living Centre (ILC) Tasmania.

A story was run in the The Advocate this week, click here for more. 

The Harcourts Foundation selected as community service finalist in the REIQ Awards for Excellence
February 1, 2015

2015 REIQ awards

The Harcourts Foundation, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence in the Community Service category.

The REIQ Awards for Excellence recognise outstanding achievement and commitment to integrity in the real estate profession throughout Queensland.

CEO Harcourts Queensland, Jim Midgley said he was proud to be a part of an organisation that was truly committed to giving back to the community.

“It’s always made me proud to be part of a company that genuinely strives to help grow and enrich communities.

“In 2008, it was decided that rather than support any one charity, Harcourts would create an independent foundation that was able to give to a broad range of causes and to operate as a charity 100 per cent,” Mr Midgley said.

To date, the Harcourts foundation has raised almost $3million for a range of charities and causes across the …