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$38m research institute opened

Four Western Australian medical research organisations are aiming to boost collaboration after moving into the Ralph and Patricia Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute in Nedlands, which was officially opened this week.

Perth initiative gives to Greeks

The Hellenic Initiative Australia has launched a campaign inviting people travelling to Greece to volunteer while they holiday.

BHP renews indigenous partnership with $14m pledge

BHP Billiton has extended its partnership with indigenous organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, following the announcement of a $14.7 million contribution to the Martu Ranger program over the next five years.

A study in democratised giving

A group of young women living in high poverty areas of rural Cambodia will have access to tertiary level education after a recent live crowdfunding event in Perth raised more than $10,000.

Leaders lend voice to The Big Issue

Prominent Western Australian business and government leaders, including Nev Power and Dale Alcock, will hit the streets this week to sell The Big Issue magazine as part of the not-for-profit organisation's annual awareness campaign.

Breast cancer centre seeks $5m

Perth could have a world-class integrated breast cancer treatment and research centre by 2020 if a local not-for-profit group is successful in raising more than $5 million. 

Christmas maintains broad appeal

Despite a tough economic climate and an increasing number of people in need, charity Christmas appeals are still finding support.  

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

Top eateries support Food Rescue

The inaugural Food Rescue Week begins in Perth tomorrow to promote the Food Rescue initiative, with the State Buildings, The Trustee and Lalla Rookh among the venues promoting the cause.

Perron family lends name to institute

The state's oldest medical research institute will change its name in recognition of the philanthropic contribution by one of the state's most prominent families over many years.

Giving circle grants $230,000 to WA charities

Collective giving circle Impact100 WA has injected $230,000 worth of shared donations into the state's not-for-profit sector this month.

CEO lunch with Janet Holmes a Court

Perhaps best known these days for her support of the local arts and culture scene, Janet Holmes a Court spoke to Business News over lunch at Julio's in West Perth about her first career as a teacher, how she was thrust into corporate life following the sudden death of her husband, Robert, and her current projects.

Charity fatigue hits cyclists on fundraising road

WA hosted 20 major charity bike rides during the past year, collectively raising about $10 million, but the numbers are set to fall.

Vale J Barrey Williams

Well known Perth business and charitable community identity J Barrey Williams has passed away after a battle with illness.

Man’s best friend in the workplace

Perth photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne is on a mission to uncover Western Australia's most dog-friendly workplaces.  

Charity runs get more competitive

The City to Surf has become an iconic WA event over the past 42 years but its status as the state's largest charity run is under threat from a relatively new event that employs a very different business model.

Geos dig deep for cancer

Perth geologist Scott Halley has come up with an innovative and highly effective way to combine professional development for his peers with fundraising for prostate cancer.

Royal Flying Doctor lands $23.7m grant

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites. 

Lawyers inject $10k into WA community

An army of lawyers contributed $10,000 to the Western Australia community today through expert training and donations to not-for-profit legal centres. 

WA CEOs ready to rug up for sleepout

More than 100 of the state's business leaders will bed down at the WACA Ground tomorrow night for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the homeless in Western Australia.

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