The Charitable Foundation was formed in 2012, and is dedicated to having a positive impact on the lives of people in our industry.
The Foundation relies solely on the donations and generosity of our industry in funding our charity partners, who are relevant to our members.
Initially we funded research into asbestos related disease with NCARD, and as a result of our funding the research progressed and has since received national funding.
Funding and administrative support has been extended to the Victorian Homeless Foundation, through long term association with the HIA Victoria branch.
From 2015, the HIA Charitable Foundation has focused our resources to addressing mental illness within our industry. The HIA Charitable Foundation is making mental health awareness our priority. We have partnered with Beyond Blue to raise the profile of the problem and start people talking. The funds that the HIA Charitable Foundation raises are being invested in a National Suicide Prevention program and continue to fund the support lines available to our collegues and families within our industry and the wider community.