The National Foundation; focused on raising funds for rural Australia
Distributing through charities, organisations, associations and communities.
This Foundation originally traded as Gulf Horizons Foundation, a charity formed in Georgetown in far north Queensland, in 2011. It was the response to the downturn caused by the live export ban, floods, and fire throughout vast grazing and farming communities. Crippling debt and pressure from financial institutions soon followed, and now aggravated by severe drought throughout rural communities in all Australian States.
The organisation has since grown into the Foundation, with the focus on raising substantial funds from many sources, then distributing those funds Australia wide, to rural organisations, charities, associations and communities that achieve measurable and life-changing results.
The Foundation supports Australia’s rural communities suffering from drought, severe debt, stress, lack of food, water, children’s education and downturned communities.
Some initiatives are:
Health – including the Walk N Talk for Life program; aimed at engaging local communities to help support individuals, with a focus on mental health.
Water – Restoration 1788 – Restoring Rural Australia to its Fertile Past. Focus initially is on farmers, in bringing awareness of financial support, new farming techniques and water technology, in creating efficient farming and water preservation.
Education – supporting local schools and helping ensure that children and families are assisted to access appropriate education and training.
Community – with the We Are Here program; assist communities to showcase their “uniqueness”. Assist them to acquire skills and resources to energise and re-vitalise.
Business – through the Let’s Get Rural program; help local business to have sufficient employment and financial resources to grow and prosper.
Humanitarian – support local communities to deliver emergency programs and address urgent needs. Our Drought Relief Project is an example.
How We Raise Funds
This Foundation raises funds via multiple methods, in order to help meet the demands needed in our broken rural heartland:
Our Famous Art Unions, featuring unique prizes. See here on Facebook:
Individual donations. Please donate here
Please contact us here to learn more and support our nation’s rural communities.
Special Fundraising Events.
BeefitUp Australia here
Multiple donation boxes in shops and businesses.
If your club, firm, organisation or group are seeking to support rural Australia, please feel free to contact us. You can even pinpoint exactly where you would like your funds to reach and make a difference.
How We Distribute
The Foundation carefully selects proven charities, organisations, local service clubs, associations and communities.
Contracts are entered into, or alliance agreements formed, to guarantee that maximum funds are distributed, to exactly the right recipients, at the very lowest possible cost.
Some of our past distributions:
Happiness Co Foundation (WA)
$451,250 for assistance with rural mental health programs
Flash Market Foundation
Drought Relief Project
$105,000 to Cobar Rotary Club of NSW to assist farming families suffering from severe drought conditions
Milang and District Community Association
Forsayth All Sports
See more here
NEWS UPDATEIn addition to the Drought Relief Project in the “How We Distribute” column above, we are delighted to announce that funds distributed to the Cobar Rotary Club of NSW were used in a highly effective way. $94,894.80 was spent on four (4) fully loaded road trains of fodder, totalling 336 large bales. These went to a number of farmers in the Tilpa and Emmerdale areas, to feed their starving livestock. A further $697 was spent in proving food packages to farming families in the Tilpa region, who are facing devastating economic hardships. The balance will soon be distributed to help farmers in the Cobar region.
Rotary Club Secretary, Mr. Gordon Hill, JP, stated: “Your overwhelming support has been tremendous in our efforts to help our farmers in western NSW, affected by the drought, being literally a lifesaving effort in providing the necessities of life for the farmers and their remaining stock. Your support came when our club was struggling to provide the level of response that we knew was required, but did not have the financial resources to provide”.
See more here.