Our Impact

Since 2015, The Hellenic Initiative Australia has committed over AU$2 million to a range of projects and programs in Greece run by our inspirational partner NGOs, focusing on five key ­impact areas – Health, Social Services, Education, Employment Pathways, Arts and Culture.

Our Programs in Greece

Axion Hellas has provided medical care to remote island communities of Astypalea, Chios, Halki, Kastellorizo, Psara and Tilos, benefiting 1,164 people.

Boroume Farmers’ Market program has saved 1,042,034 kilos of fresh produce from 30 local farmers’ markets in Athens and Thessaloniki and donated it to 90 charities.

Desmos has enabled more than 31,592 students across 406 schools in Greece to participate in educational programs encouraging volunteerism and community solidarity.

Desmos has facilitated the employment of 2 unemployed graduates at not-for-profit organisations in Greece to gain valuable work experience through their youth program.

Doctors of the World (MdM Greece) has provided 12,118 disadvantaged individuals with access to public health care services, 53,056 consultations and 13,451 medical assessments in Athens.

Emfasis Foundation has supported 7,949 homeless, rough sleepers and isolated people across Greece.

Ithaca Laundry has employed 3 individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds in their work reintegration program providing free mobile laundry services to vulnerable people in Athens.

Mazi Gia to Paidi has distributed food vouchers to 32 children and parents facing difficult circumstances to ensure their access to daily meals.

Pediatric Trauma Care has purchased medical equipment for paediatric facilities in hospitals and health centres in 21 regional locations across Greece, improving medical care for 78,863 children. 

SOS Children’s Villages has provided counselling support to 197 children and 144 parents living in challenging circumstances in Heraklion and Patras.

The Tipping Point has facilitated career guidance for 2,473 students at 18 schools in regional locations across Greece, delivered by online mentors.

Wise Greece has distributed 8,000 kilos of food items to vulnerable communities across Greece.

Australian Internship Program

The Hellenic Initiative Australian Internship Program has enabled 26 young Greek graduates to gain invaluable work experience and training in their field through six-month paid placements across 12 Australian companies. In-kind support valued at AU$900,000 has helped us deliver the Program.

Australian Volunteering Program

Our Volunteering Program has inspired more than 160 Australians travelling in Greece to join relief efforts on the ground, helping Boroume to collect fresh food from markets in Athens and Thessaloniki for people in need.