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Community Initiatives

Deakin Charity House

Deakin Charity House

The ACT Government partnered with the Master Builders Association of the ACT and Renaissance Homes to deliver a Charity House Project in Deakin. This is the third time that the Government has partnered with the MBA on a charity house project.

The auction of the two charity houses, which were built at discounted rates by MBA members on blocks of land donated by the ACT Government was held on Saturday 5 November 2016 and raised more than $2 million for Canberra charities.

Three charities were initially identified to receive funds. These included; Boundless Playground Canberra, Hands Across Canberra and Hartley Life Care.

However, due to a higher than expected auction result, Boundless Playground requested some of its share be distributed to other charities. As a result, Hands Across Canberra and Hartley Lifecare received an increased share while the Salvation Army, Uniting Care, Early Morning Centre, St Vincent de Paul, Everyman and Ozhelp were each chosen to share the remaining funds.

The funds were presented to charities at a ceremony in December. 

Franklin Charity House

Franklin Charity House

The ACT Government collaborated with the Master Builders Association of the ACT on the 2012 Franklin Charity House project. The project aimed to provide a high amenity, cost competitive dwelling that was released for sale by auction and sold on 2 March 2013. The funds raised were distributed to to charities serving ACT homelessness.

More information available at www.franklincharityhouse.org.au

The 'Mingle' Community Development Programs

The 'Mingle' Program is an exciting community development initiative that aims to build vibrant communities through a range of activities such as new residents programs, events, working groups and more. These fun filled activities provide a great opportunity for residents to get involved in their local community and meet and connect with neighbours.  

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