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About the Karingal Foundation

Karingal established the Karingal BacLinks Foundation during its 60th  anniversary in 2012. The role of the Foundation is to raise funds and develop partnerships that benefit Karingal participants and their families, as well as the broader community and to promote Karingal's vision for a 'fully inclusive community where people with a disability live the life they choose.'

The funds raised by the Foundation support Karingal's programs, capital projects and community projects and community engagement initiatives as well as supporting clients in necessitous circumstances.

A House for Life, Ocean Grove - Current appeal

Karingal has committed $1.8 million to build a new much-needed supported accommodation facility for people with disability in the Bellarine area.    This initiative is working with governments at all levels, property developers, corporate entities, fellow service providers and the wider public to investigate ways that accommodations options can be developed for people with disability.  Karingal is currently raising funds to support the development and expansion of this project.

Eastern Hub Appeal

The Eastern Hub Appeal was launched in June 2014 to raise $2 million towards building the Eastern Hub in East Geelong.  The fully accessible space is the home of the ABI Clubhouse which supports people living with ABI, their families and carers.  The Eastern Hub has become a major community facility that supports many community organisations

Melaluka Appeal

The Melaluka Appeal raised $92,000 which contributed to building a new respite accommodation facility in Leopold. The capital works included a five bedroom extension, the addition of two living areas, a laundry and two accessible bathrooms.


The Karingal BacLinks Foundation partners organisations in events that assist in fundraising and also promote the importance of inclusion and accessibility

Major events include 

The Hundred Hole Hike presented in partnership with 13th Beach Golf Links

Big Night Out

Tara's Dream

To find out more about the Foundation please email Joanne Forssman, Manager Karingal BacLinks Foundation  

Karingal Inc. (Vic) Limited Liability
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