Charities

Master Builders raises over $3,000,000.00 for charity.

The Master Builders Association of the ACT is proud of our involvement in raising much needed funds for a variety of charitable organisations throughout Canberra and the surrounding region. Each year the Master Builders hosts a number of events and or projects with the sole aim of raising these funds. Below is an account of these activities since 2004.

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2016

Deakin Charity House Project - $2,060,000.00

Master Builders ACT and the Land Development Agency partnered with Renaissance Homes to deliver a new Charity House Project for 2016. In one of, if not the largest donations to community organisations in Canberra history, over $2.06m was raised from the sale of the two Deakin properties, and the proceeds will be donated to local Canberra charities.

The Deakin Charity House project is a joint project where the LDA is contributed two adjoining separate title in-fill parcels of land in Deakin and MBA members, led by Renaissance Homes, have donated (or providing at low cost) construction materials and labour.

On Friday, 16 December 2016 the net proceeds from the auction were distributed to local charities supporting people with a disability. The three original organisations selected to benefit from the proceeds of the Charity Houses were Boundless Children’s Playground, Hands Across Canberra and Hartley Lifecare. Due to the outstanding result at auction we were able to help another six charities selected by the project partners, the were the Early Morning Centre, Salvation Army, Uniting Care, St Vincent De Paul Society, Ozhelp and Everyman.

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $10,060.00

Master Builders ACT thanks all the sponsors, players, and organisations that so generously contributed to last Thursday’s Master Builders ACT Annual Charity Golf Day. With $10,060.00 raised for Diabetes NWS/ACT.

Held at the Federal Golf Club in Red Hill, players were treated to a picture perfect day. 108 players hit the greens in support of this year’s charity - Diabetes NSW/ACT.

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2015

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $10,000.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. In 2015 the event was again held at the Federal Golf Club, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2015 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the ara Costigan Foundation.

The purpose of the Tara Costigan Foundation is fundraising is to provide victims with their own Tara’s Angels (personal case-workers) for a period of up to two years. By connecting and coordinating vital services, Tara’s Angels work with individuals and families to help them secure appropriate housing, financial stability, regain their confidence, courage, self-belief and independence. Tara’s Angels support victims to begin again, create safe homes and build new lives. 

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2014

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $13,000.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held in 2014 at the Federal Golf Club, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2014 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Boundless Canberra All Abilities Playground project.

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2013

Franklin Charity House Project - $582,000.00

The Franklin Charity House was built by members of the Master Builders Association of the ACT, led by local builder Classic Constructions, the Master Builders Association of the ACT and the Land Development Agency. Over 90 local businesses donated their time and materials to make this project a resounding success. Sold at Auction in March 2013, the final price reached was well over what was expected from the auction. The five charities that benefitted from this project are all involved in providing crisis accommodation to the homeless and disadvantaged: YWCA of Canberra, YouthCARE Canberra, Inanna, Toora Women, and the Canberra Men's Centre.

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $9,269.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2013 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Canberra Centenary Hospital Foundation.

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2012

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $12,156.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2012 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the AACTADS - ACT Association for Advancing Disabled Sport and Recreation.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $10,594.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

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2011

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $10,195.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2011 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Lifeline Canberra.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $10,115.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - $205.00

The Master Builders Association of the ACT also holds smaller fundraising events within our offices such as Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Raising funds for the Cancer Council of Australia.

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2010

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $8,971.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2010 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Skills Centre Building Fund.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $12,468.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - $500.00

The Master Builders Association of the ACT also holds smaller fundraising events within our offices such as Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Raising funds for the Cancer Council of Australia.

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2009

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $8,560.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2009 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the OzHelp.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $11,563.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

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2008

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $8,264.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2008 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Crads.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $12,863.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

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2007

Jenolan - Charity House Project - $270,315.00

Canberra charities benefitted from the sale at auction of a house in Harrison at the Wells Station estate in Gungahlin. Known as Jenolan Charity House, the construction and sale of the house was a joint project of the Land Development Agency (LDA), Master Builders Association of the ACT (MBA) and PBS Building (PBS).

Designed by AMC Projects, Jenolan is a contemporary, two story, 260 square metre home that incorporates sustainable adaptable design principles and a 5 star energy rating. The LDA provided the land at Wells Station and the MBA and PBS coordinated the design, building and sponsorship of the house.

Local charities were the predominant recipients, and these included PatCH (Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital), CanTeen and Koomarri. All three charities provide vital work to the Canberra community, to children and their families in particular.

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $6,952.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2007 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Open Family.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $8,381.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

Mix 106.3 children xmas party - $2,000.00

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2005

Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day - $3,000.00

The Master Builders Annual Charity Golf Day is the organisations social sporting event of the year. Held each year at Yowani Country Club and Restaurant, the day consists of a round of golf with BBQ lunch, followed by dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to participate in the auction which helps to raise money for the chosen charity for that year. The 2005 charity that benefitted from the day's fundraising was the Asbestos Research Group.

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $9,380.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

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2004

Master Builders & Boral JDRF Golf Day - $11,258.00

Boral and the Master Builders Association of the ACT combine each year to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Members participate in a round of golf followed by nibbles and an auction of goods provided by members and sponsors. A raffle also raises much needed funds for this worthy cause.

Total Funds Raised: $3,102,042.00