The Cromwell Property Group Foundation (Foundation) has announced the recipients of its FY18 charitable giving programme. A total of $148,000 has been donated to four beneficiaries to fund a range of worthwhile initiatives.
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), a leading independent medical and clinical research institute focusing on diseases of the brain and nervous system received a $40,000 donation. This donation will allow NeuRA to undertake a study which will contribute to reducing the impact that falls have on older Australians.
Live Well, Age Well is a 12-month health and wellbeing pilot programme from the University of Newcastle targeting residents in independent living retirement villages. The programme has been provided with $50,580 to gather data and develop evidence-based health and wellbeing initiatives.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia (TNAA) received a $20,000 donation, which will allow the organisation to redevelop its website to provide access to the latest research, member communications, advice and information. TNAA provides support for sufferers of trigeminal neuralgia, a rare neurological disease that causes chronic physical pain to those affected, through support groups, news and research.
Black Dog Ride was provided with $37,420 to support a number of initiatives, most notably their THRIVE programme, which aims to instil emotional wellbeing amongst those affected by depression in regional and rural NSW.
Cromwell Property Group Chief Operating Officer and Foundation Committee Chairperson, Jodie Clark, discussed the significance of the Foundation’s FY18 donations and said giving was a part of Cromwell’s heritage.
“Underpinning Cromwell’s values is the belief that we have a responsibility to build stronger communities, and one way we do this is through charitable support,” Ms Clark said.
“In its four years of operation, the Foundation has donated more than $600,000 to a range of worthwhile causes. This year, the Foundation continued to support organisations that would ordinarily miss out on the spotlight, but whose invaluable work will significantly benefit from the funding we are able to provide.”
The Foundation was established primarily to assist organisations that conduct research into, or provide support to causes relevant to the mature aged community.
Donations to the Cromwell Property Group Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate, request a grant or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au