The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced it had awarded grants of $20,000 to Doctors of the World Greece and a further $30,000 to Emfasis Foundation, to provide additional support to people facing severe financial and social challenges during the COVID-19 winter in Greece.
In announcing the grants, THI Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM said: “We are most grateful to the generous donors of the Winter Appeal for Greece who have made this urgent funding to our partner charities in Greece possible."
The two new grants, totalling $50,000, will enable these trusted charities to purchase and provide essential items such as face masks and sanitisers, hot meals, grocery packages, food vouchers, temporary accommodation and assistance with utility bills.
This support will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of vulnerable and destitute people within Greece.
“During a time where COVID-19 has created immense disruption and challenges for so many nations, we remain extremely indebted to THI Australia and its supporters for assisting so many destitute and vulnerable people in Greece. All gifts, whether small or large, increase the impact of our work," said MdM Greece, President, Ms Charikleia Tsiouvara.
“THI Australia will be announcing an additional $50,000 in grants to selected charities in Greece next month, completing a very successful Winter Appeal for Greece,” said Mr Pappas.