03 April 2018

Call for Nominations

Underpinning Cromwell’s values is the belief that we have a responsibility to support the communities in which we operate. Cromwell has a long history of supporting charitable organisations, and continues to build on this legacy through the Cromwell Property Group Foundation (Foundation).

Foundation history

Since its inception in 2014, the Foundation has donated almost $500,000 to causes that align with its mission to benefit organisations that conduct research into, or provide support to, causes relevant to the mature aged community.

The Foundation donates to organisations that might ordinarily miss out on the spotlight and whose work will benefit from the level of support that the Foundation can provide.

Foundation Committee Chair, Jodie Clark, said the Foundation is proud to provide philanthropic support to lesser known charities and causes.

“The Foundation’s mission aligns closely with the profile of our investors,” she said.

“Last year we were delighted to support Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, the Australian Liver Foundation, Pink Angels and the Black Dog Institute to a total of $144,000.”

Previous beneficiaries have included the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation, Neuroscience Research Australia, and Parkinson’s NSW.

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Nominations now open

You can now nominate a cause or charitable organisation for consideration. To submit a charity for consideration, complete the nomination form and follow the nomination process outlined over the page by 1 May 2018.

Please note the following key considerations:

1. All nominees must confirm their Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status
2. The nominees must support the mature aged community
3. The funds must be allocated to a specific project and ‘make a difference’
4. Successful nominees commit to providing Cromwell with regular updates

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Cromwell Foundation supports the fight against Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is still not clearly understood. In Australia, it is the second most common neurodegenerative condition behind dementia. There are currently more than 100,000 individuals living with the disease, and another 32 people are diagnosed every day. Across the past six years, the prevalence of the disease has risen by 17%.

The Foundation has made two notable donations in the fight to curb Parkinson’s disease.

In 2014, $50,000 was donated to Parkinson’s NSW, and used to fund an initiative designed to help sufferers keep their symptoms under control. This included the development of an online exercise program that can be used by housebound or geographically isolated patients.

Parkinson’s NSW CEO, Miriam Dixon, stated that “The program is designed to be used safely, without the need for supervision, by all patients of Parkinson’s, whatever their level of physical disability.”

The Foundation’s donation also funded the upgrade of the Parkinson’s NSW website, which now includes a directory of services, ranging from hospitals that provide Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to activities that are available to the Parkinson’s community.

Further, in 2017, the Foundation donated $55,000 to Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy to support one of the first human research projects in the use of Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMt) to enhance the results of standard physiotherapy for patients with Parkinson’s.

Research conducted by a team of Australian Physiologists at the University of Sydney suggests that protective, regenerative and potentially reversal effects of PBMt on nerve cells exist in a range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s.

Donations to the Cromwell Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate, request a grant or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au