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Charitable Foundation

Improving the health and welfare of our industry

Charitable Foundation

Improving the health and welfare of our industry

The HIA Charitable Foundation (HIACF) was founded in 2012 to improve health and welfare outcomes for HIA members, their families and the wider community. Tackling mental health is a big part of our program. 

HIACF has an 11 year history of stepping up to support causes that matter to the residential building industry. "We do this by providing financial donations to best-practice research organisations," says Pino Monaco, Chair of HIACF. The Foundation’s current beneficiaries include Beyond Blue and the Tradie Health Institute. 

We’ve done some great work so far:



Donated to Tradie Health Institute
For world first research into Silicosis

mental health 


Donated to Beyond Blue
Connecting people to mental health support



Donated to NCARD
For research into Mesothelioma



Donated to the Victorian Homeless Fund
Helping provide housing relief for women & children in need

HIA Charitable Foundation
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HIA Charitable Foundation

Thank you for your interest in supporting the HIA Charitable Foundation. There are numerous ways you can help:

  • Direct donations
  • Making us your charity of choice
  • Spreading the word

*Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Spread the word


Let's share all the great work the Charitable Foundation has done so far with so much more to come! 

Download the flyer, print it out and share with your colleagues, friends and contacts. 

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In partnership with Beyond Blue

For over 9 years, the Foundation has been committed to raising awareness of the mental health issues that affect one in four people in the residential building industry. Our industry can be unpredictable, with extreme highs and lows. So it is not surprising there is a high incidence of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and when left unsupported – suicide.

Georgie Harmon, Beyond Blue CEO on the HIA Charitable Foundation

Georgie Harmon, Beyond Blue CEO on the HIA Charitable Foundation

In partnership with Tradie Health Institute

As silicosis emerges as a health crisis affecting our industry, HIACF has donated funds to help support the development of life-changing diagnostic techniques and treatments through the Tradie Health Institute.

It’s no exaggeration to describe silicosis as an emerging health crisis within the housing industry. Debilitating, incurable and sometimes deadly, this occupational lung disease is caused by inhaling fine particles of silica dust when cutting, drilling, grinding or polishing certain types of stone, rock, masonry, engineered stone and tile.

Tradie Health is a world-leading initiative dedicated to improving the lives of tradies living with silicosis. Their cohesive, co-ordinated "go hard or go home" approach is already delivering positive results.

This disease affects many people in our industry, and we’re proud to be able to contribute to this potentially life-saving medical research.
Pino Monaco, Chair of HIACF

How you can help

Funded by members, the HIA Charitable Foundation assists charitable and community causes by harnessing the support of the residential building industry.

There is a range of ways for you and your organisation to support the HIA Charitable Foundation and its selected causes.

Here is how you can show your support:

  • Run an event with the Foundation as the beneficiary
  • Choose the Foundation as your charity of choice
  • Corporate and business or individual donations
  • Workplace giving
  • Sponsorship or donated goods and services
  • Bequests

If you would like to support the Foundation but aren’t sure where to start, contact us today!

HIA Charitable Foundation
22 Parkland Road, Osborne Park WA 6017
1300 783 345 |  foundation@hia.com.au

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Apprentices and Mental Health | Beyond Blue & HIA Webinar

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Apprentices and Mental Health: Webinar

Apprentices face huge mental health challenges - they are often stressed, overwhelmed, and under pressure. This is one of the reasons the suicide rate among apprentices is 2.5 times higher than in the general population.

The HIA Charitable Foundation and Beyond Blue hosted this webinar to provide more insight into mental ill-health in the building industry workplace.