Helping to build our community.
At Upmarket Homes, we believe it’s mandatory to work with the local community and help those in need. That’s why we’ve given financial support back to the community over the years – it’s our way of showing our support.
We’re proud to support the organizations listed below.
Menslink started in 2002, founded by Richard Shanahan, a fellow of the Churchill Memorial Trust, Menslink was established to meet the increasing needs of young men and their families in our community.
Upmarket Homes has been a major sponsor of Menslink since 2003, with Mark Whithear as a board member.Visit Their Website
Established in 2002, Kulture Break is an organisation committed to the wellbeing, transformation and empowerment of young people and the community. We do this by engaging them in a safe and active environment, using the performing arts and leadership development to empower and change lives.
Since its inception, Kulture Break has worked with over 400,000 young people in schools, jails and communities all over the world.
Upmarket Homes has been a sponsor of Kulture Break since 2009 and Mark Whithear was a board member between 2012-2016.Visit Their Website
StreetSmart was founded by Adam Robinson in 2003. It was while working at a small youth service in Dandenong, in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, he gained first hand experience of the many barriers to funding that grassroots organisations face. The aim of founding StreetSmart was to simultaneously break down inaccurate prejudices about homelessness, raise vital funds for important smaller, local organisations and strengthen them through collaboration and connecting them to their community.
Upmarket Homes is a supporter of StreetSmart.Visit Their Website
The primary objective of Surfers Against Suicide (SAS) is to galvanize the international surfing community to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and promote better mental health and resilience.
Upmarket Homes is a proud supporter of Surfers Against Suicide, with Mark Whithear as Founder and Director.Visit Their Website
The Queanbeyan Deadly Runners group motivates people to reach their running distant targets such as 5km or 10km fun runs, or 14 km City2Surf running events.
One of the positive offshoots from participating in the running group is that it promotes and influences participants to choose healthier lifestyle choices for themselves through becoming fit, healthy, and deadly runners in their local community.Visit Their Website
Canberrans are generally community-minded people. Suspended Coffee began in Naples Italy, starting in Australia in 2012. The ACT was quick to embrace the concept. Sometimes the smallest things can have a huge impact on someone in need.
Mark Whithear brought Suspended Coffees to Canberra in 2012.Visit Their Website
Founded in 2007, WINGS of Hope, the voice of people bereaved by suicide, is a registered harm prevention charity providing information, advice and guidance for people bereaved and impacted by suicide.
WINGS of Hope represent and aims to bring people impacted by suicide together through a network of support, access to information and links to local services. WINGS of Hope is the voice of those bereaved by suicide.
Upmarket Homes supported Wings of Hope and their Mental Health First Aid courses in 2019 and 2020.Visit Their Website
REACH for Nepal is a charitable organisation that is committed to improving the lives of people in Nepal who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and social injustice. The organisation works to provide access to education, healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and other basic necessities to disadvantaged communities in rural Nepal.
REACH for Nepal also helps to rebuild homes, schools, and other community infrastructure that have been destroyed by earthquakes and other natural disasters. Through a collaborative approach with local partners and volunteers, REACH for Nepal enables individuals to break the cycle of poverty and empower them to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.Visit Their Website