giving something back

intrepid foundationThe Intrepid Foundation is very pleased to buck the trend of the financial crisis and give away more money this year to support incredibly worthwhile and effective projects around the globe. All up AU$435,766 is being disbursed to 50 beneficiary organisations!

A big thank YOU to all the donors to The Intrepid Foundation’s Community Project Fund. Along with donations that were matched by Intrepid Travel, 35 community-based grassroots organisations and projects receive donations adding up to AU$211,631. This includes a wide range of activities. From the education of disadvantaged children in Tanzania through Amani Children’s Home and the Village Education Project, to working with the Cyclo Centre to aid welfare, education and support services for cyclo drivers in Cambodia, and helping build a shelter for pregnant elephants-in-waiting via Friends of the Asia Elephant in Thailand.

The Intrepid Foundation’s Perpetual Support Fund is making a donation of AU$10,000 to each of our partner beneficiaries. This includes Medecins Sans Frontieres and their important work providing health care to refugees living in refugee camps in Thailand. These camps receive a growing number of refugees each month and health checks and treatment are vital. Medecins Sans Frontieres is treating tuberculosis among unregistered migrant workers and refugees, and also offering counselling and health education.

You can find the full details of our 2009 Funding Round 7 on our website and again thank you to everyone for your support. With so many countries currently in crisis due to serious floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and other tragedies, charity organisations are extremely grateful for any financial assistance you can offer and we send our heartfelt wishes to all those affected by these traumatic events.

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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