How your donation helps
Over the last few years HIA has donated $765,000 to Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.
Three million people in Australia are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, eight people take their own lives. Because this affects all of us, Beyond Blue is equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health.
Beyond Blue is giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations. And, as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, Beyond Blue is breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.
Beyond Blue’s tools, resources and services create mentally healthy environments. Through its dedicated programs, Beyond Blue support schools, universities, workplaces and community organisations to protect and promote good mental health.
The HIA Charitable Foundation (HIACF) is a major partner of Beyond Blue . Our partnership aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those working in the residential construction industry, as well as to prevent suicide, and reduce stigma and discrimination.
For more information on Beyond Blue, visit www.beyondblue.org.au
National Centre for Asbestos Related diseases (NCARD)
The HIA Charitable Foundation donated $375,000 in support of research.
The National Centre for Asbestos Related diseases (NCARD) was established as a national cooperative multidisciplinary research centre to minimise the impact of asbestos related diseases on the Australian and international community.
NCARD’s vision is to positively impact all who have been exposed to asbestos through research that will lead to earlier and enhanced detection, improved treatments and a cure for asbestos related diseases.
NCARD is funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council, the University of Western Australia, international and national competitive grants and public donations.
The Victorian Homeless Fund (VHF)
Our Mission - To relieve and prevent homelessness in Victoria.
The VHF assists the homeless in a number of areas including building and renovating houses. Partnerships are formed between the VHF, Land Providers, Sponsors, the HIA in Victoria and Charitable Organisations working in the housing sector. As a result, houses are built or renovated or other activities are carried out to relieve homelessness.
The VHF was founded in 1987, the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless, and is an independent charitable organisation; the VHF’s charter is to work solely in the area of homelessness. The organisation is managed by a volunteer committee of dedicated people. The HIA generously provides administrative support and the HIA Foundation assists by sourcing materials and supply from supporters in the industry. Early 2015 the HIA Charitable Foundation also donated funds to assist in the completion of a house for the homeless.