The Foundation is a vehicle for giving and is open for public donations. Villawood has supported hundreds of local community groups around its estates across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and now South Australia over many years.
We have long championed the Royal Childrens’ Hospital Good Friday Appeal, donating land and helping arrange its annual Charity Home Auction with Henley Homes, raising $10.4 million over the past 14 years. We have also assisted with Brisbane’s House for Life, raising vital funds for the Little Mater Miracles neo-natal care.
These auctions see hundreds of tradies, suppliers and volunteers come together to donate skills, materials and time to build, fit out and market the charity homes. Auction day is always an exciting affair with a giant family street carnival providing a colourful event for crowds of up to a thousand people.
Villawood assists community groups large and small, with a sharp focus on smaller grassroots groups that might not normally be able to attract corporate support or wider community financial support.
Cast through our grant recipients and you’ll find special needs, family services, schools, festivals, fire brigades, service clubs, special fund-raisers – people and causes right at the coal face of our communities.
We also link closely with more widely known groups, too – football, netball, athletics, cricket, netball, men’s sheds, triathlons, rugby, basketball, swimming, surf lifesaving clubs …
Villawood Properties is very proud to have provided vital support to more than 300 community groups and important causes over the past 35 years.