Grants Given in Australia

Round 20

October to December 2013

Cause Region Amount

National Breast Cancer Fund - Mothers Day Classic

Silver (Event based sponsorship) towards Mothers Day Classic held in Hobart on Mothers Day in May 2014. Mothers Day Classic is a fun run/walk raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and alll funds are directly given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tasmania $2200

Bridgewater Police & Citizens Youth Club Incorporated

Funding for a holiday program for at-risk children aged 5-12 from Bridgewater & Gagebrook. The program runs for two weeks over the April school holidays, which is a time when children engage in anti-social behaviour and/or are most likely abused or neglected. Funds will provide 15 free places out of the 30 to attend the program full of activities.

Tasmania $3000

Fred Hollows Foundation

"Our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind, and Indigenous Australians enjoy the same health and life expectancy as other Australians. The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929–1993).
 Fred was an eye doctor, a skilled surgeon of international renown and a social justice activist. Fred was committed to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and to reducing the cost of eye health care and treatment in developing countries. The Foundation now works throughout Africa, Asia (South and South East) and Australia, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. Through reducing the cost of cataract operations to as little as $25 in some developing countries, we have helped to restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide."

South Australia $2,000

Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation

Proceeds from Harcourts SA's Celebrity Tennis Challenge, held 22 November. Australia is the lucky country, but not for everyone. There are children in disadvantaged communities that never have the chance to enjoy sport, to receive a new cricket bat, netball, basketball, a new team uniform or simply ride a bike, let alone meet a real sporting champion. Roger Rasheed has seen firsthand the difference sport can make to children - to their lives now and to their futures. This is what our sport foundation is all about - giving these children access to a better life by giving them access to sport.

South Australia $2,650

Variety the Children's Charity - Variety 4WD Challenge

The 4WD Challenge is Variety SA's second highest fundraiser behind our flagship event, the Variety Bash, raising in excess of five million net for special children since its inception. It is an outback adventure taking 4WD vehicles and their owners off the bitumen and into the outback, but doing it in style. This was a donation toward one of the teams.

South Australia $1,000

Variety - the Children's Charity

These funds will be invested in the Variety Future Kids Program, which enables children who are disadvantaged or have special needs to fulfil their dreams and reach their full potential. It includes the provision of specialist computer packages and communication devices enabling these children's specific sensory needs to be met. This equipment acts as an important communication device enabling them to have greater inclusiveness in their home and community.

South Australia $6,000