About Us

Our Vision

A strong and sustainable Greece

Our Mission

To help build a bright future for Greece

The Hellenic Initiative Australia (THI Australia) is a national, not-for-profit organisation uniting and empowering Greek Australians and philhellenes to support recovery and renewal in Greece.

Almost a decade since the devastating economic crisis in Greece, there are still many vulnerable communities across Greece that find themselves without adequate food, shelter and access to basic health care.

We anticipate that the current global COVID-19 pandemic will lead to an increased number of people seeking assistance.

THI Australia is helping to build a bright future for Greece by partnering with innovative NGOs in Greece to deliver programs that provide immediate relief, deliver social and economic benefits and make a lasting impact on Greek society.

Since 2014, we have committed more than $1 million to a range of projects and programs in Greece run by our inspirational partner NGOs, focusing on four key ­impact areas – Health, Social Services, Education and Employment.

Through our partner charities, we have helped provide millions of meals and in-kind goods and services to people in need, supported the homeless and provided educational support to disadvantaged children.

Our health projects have equipped regional hospitals to provide lifesaving care for children, funded preventive and specialist medical care for people living in remote islands and public health initiatives for vulnerable groups in Athens. 

Our Australian Internship Program provides hope and opportunity to talented young Greek graduates, offering invaluable work experience and training in their field through six-month paid placements in host companies across Australia.

Our Volunteering Program provides all Australians travelling in Greece an opportunity to be a part of relief efforts on the ground with our partner charities.