Community

Ray White Belconnen Community Funding Initiative: First Quarter support

After fielding over a dozen nominations, the results are in for which community organisations will receive funding under the Ray White Belconnen Community Funding Initiative.

  • $500 funding recipient – Doris Women’s Refuge – the Doris Women’s Refuge provides 24-hour supported accommodation to women and children in crisis and surviving homelessness and domestic/family violence in the ACT, and has been suffering from government funding cuts, despite providing an essential service in the community. For further information on how you can volunteer and contribute to this organisation please contact dwrwomen@bigpond.net.au
  • $250 funding recipient – Alpen District Girl Guides – the Alpen District Girl Guides is based in Spence, and guides mainly come from the surrounding suburbs of Melba, Spence, Evatt, Florey & McKellar. Alpen District Girl Guides is currently trying to raise funds to repair their Hall at Dunkley Place, Spence. Those interested in further information can contact alpendistrictgirlguides@gmail.com
  • $250 funding recipient – Michael Williams Memorial Trust – the Michael William Memorial Trust was set up by Callaghans Accountants in honour of their much loved Financial Planner, Michael Williams, who passed away as a young man after a short illness in late 2014. Michael is survived by his wife and daughter, with money raised going towards the awareness and prevention of Bowel Cancer

“We are constantly amazed by the acts of kindness and selflessness in our community, and have never taken for granted that our business is a part of the Belconnen & Gungahlin community” said Ray White Belconnen Managing Director  Ben Faulks

Each quarter in 2015, Ray White Belconnen will give away $1,000 to local community organisations. The donations will be broken into 1 x $500 donation and 2 x $250 donations to the community groups that receive the most support on the Ray White Belconnen Facebook page, and votes from the Ray White Belconnen team. The initiative aims to help Ray White Belconnen identify grass roots organisations who may otherwise struggle to attract funding, and to allow those organisers to leverage the power of social media to spread the word about what they are doing in their community.

“The aim is to not only provide a financial contributions to local organisations, but to also build an audience of Facebook users in the area who have an increased awareness of those doing good for our local residents” “We hope that this initiative will also allow us to direct our community contributions to the organisations that have the greatest impact in our local area.”

Second round nominations are now open, and all organisations that nominated and did not receive funding remain eligible to participate. Check out the Ray White Belconnen Facebook page for further details.