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Equity Trustees announces Wicking Trust commitment of $7.4 million

Wicking Trust

A social change campaign to tackle ageism, a National Death Literacy Benchmark tool, a strategy to engage political leaders on better servicing an ageing population, and promoting the right to age well. These are the initiatives awarded a share in the Wicking Trust Major Grants for 2018.

International Women's Day

Inspirational women and their big ideas

Having supported hundreds of women over the past 10 years, on International Women's Day philanthropy advisor Julia Keady reflects on one incredible woman whose love of humanity is having a ripple effect beyond her wildest dreams.

The Good Guys partnered with Orange Sky Laundry – Australia’s first mobile laundry for the homeless.

The art of giving in business

Corporate giving can provide your business with many rewards beyond establishing goodwill. Andrew Muir shares his advice for maximising the effectiveness of your company’s gifts.

philanthropy mistakes

Mistakes, I've made a few

What do zombies, sunscreen and drones have to do with philanthropy? To find out, read David Knowles list of 5 mistakes to avoid if you want to give and give well.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • StreetSmart to 156 organisations tackling homelessness


  • Lotterywest to Glass Jar Australia/Shooting Stars Program


  • Balnaves Foundation to Guardian Civic Journalism Trust

    $300,000 over three years

  • Hand Heart Pocket (Freemasons Queensland) to YellowBridge Queensland


  • Be Giving to Princess Margaret Hospital


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