Christchurch City Mission One of Seventeen Charities Receiving Donations

( Seventeen charitable organisations from around New Zealand have benefited from the ninth round of the Harcourts Foundation funding, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

This round’s $30,133 was spread over the country with five successful recipients from Auckland, three based in the central North Island, five from Wellington and four in Christchurch.

The largest grant of $10,900 was made to Mike Gorman of the Christchurch City Mission by Harcourts Grenadier Real Estate’s Robert McCormack.

“Our fellow Cantabrians could do with a lot more money at this time but I know Mike and the team at the Christchurch City Mission are very grateful. This money would’ve helped to fill up the shelves at a time when they’ve experienced increased demand due to the earthquakes,” says Robert McCormack

Other recipients came from industries such as early childcare, sports and leisure, secondary education, woman’s health and many others.

These grants, including $10,900 donation to the Christchurch City Mission, takes the amount donated by New Zealand since the Foundation was established in mid-2008 to more than $472,000 and $310,325 has been granted to a total of 101 New Zealand organisations and charities.

As Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan explains, to date more than $1,100,000 has been raised for The Harcourts Foundation as of 17th June, 2011 through the voluntary donations and fundraising efforts of Harcourts team members on both sides of the Tasman, with additional support coming from some of the group’s business partners and clients.

“As a result it means The Harcourts Foundation can support a variety of deserving charitable organisations doing valuable work in the community, including the 17 worthy recipients supported in our latest funding round.”

Mr Duncan notes that 100% of money raised for The Harcourts Foundation is donated and aside from a small portion set aside to support major emergency relief efforts the money raised for the Foundation in a particular region goes back into that area.

The latest recipients of grants from The Harcourts Foundation in New Zealand were:


• Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust – $2,500 for a shade sail solutions for their training facility
• Royal NZ Plunket Society (Waitemata Area) – $470 towards the running of a Parent Education Programme in Waitakere
Granted by Blue Fern Realty Ltd

• Mahurangi Community Christian Trust – $1,000 towards a salary for a Senior Community Worker
Granted by Strategic Real Estate

• Hibiscus Coast Citizens Advice Bureau Inc – $1,004 towards costs for marketing
Granted by Tandem Realty Ltd


• Birthright Waikato Inc – $1,000 towards a subsidy for activities for single-parent children
• St Columba’s Scout Group – $2,160 towards Scout leader First Aid training costs
• Waikato Institute for Leisure and Sports Studies – $2,000 towards the ‘Waikato Young Leaders Day’ event
Granted by Monarch Real Estate


• Johnsonville Full Day Kindergarten – $1,500 towards reinventing their outdoor play area
Granted by Active Real Estate

• New Plymouth Boys & Girls High Schools – $500 towards the entry fees for the Sir Edmund Hillary Secondary School Challenge 2011, in Tongariro
• Brooklands Kindergarten – $249 towards investment of new educational technology;
Granted by Taranaki Property Services

• Tawa Linden Playcentre – $500 towards the cost of replacing broken equipment
Granted by Tawa Realty Ltd

• Hearing Kapiti Trust – $1,350 to fund the installation of a new system to optimize classroom sound quality
Granted by Team MKH Ltd


• Kingdom Resources Ltd – $4,000 for 20 volunteer Advisor’s to attend a Budgeting Conference, August 2011
Granted by Phoenix Real Estate;

• Waikuku School Parents Association – $500 for the purchase of library books and resources
• Windsor School – $500 towards the purchase of an iPAD for the school library
Granted by Twiss Keir Realty Ltd

• Christchurch City Mission – $10,900 to stock the emergency food bank
Granted by Grenadier Real Estate

Media Release 28 June 2011 from Harcourts Group Ltd.