What is the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation

"Give Where you Live"

The Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) Foundation, established in 1989, is a public charitable fund.

The aim of the Foundation is to raise money through donations, bequests and fundraising. These donations are invested wisely and only the interest earned is used to fund special projects at both the Horsham and Dimboola campuses which directly benefit the people of the Wimmera guaranteeing the highest quality health care.

All donations $2 and over are tax deductible but the BEST THING about the Foundation is that your money will remain invested, is never be spent and will continue to earn interest fund much needed projects.

The Foundation's capital is managed by a skills based volunteer Board of Trustees from our local community. As a charitable trust, the Foundation manages funds for maximum return and security in accordance with the Trustees Act 1958.

The WHCG Foundation announced that it achieved its target of reaching $1million in capital by 2014 in April.

We are proud to announce our new "2020 Vision" - our new strategic plan for the next 6 years with an exciting new project.

The WHCG Foundation is committing a minimum of $250,000 over 5 years towards the redevelopment of the cancer treatment centre at the Wimmera Base Hospital. This donation is from the interest earned from YOUR donations to the Foundation.

Because we use only the interest from your donations, your money remains invested and will continue to work for this project and other important projects in the WHCG campuses in Horsham and Dimboola forever.

To "Give Where You Live" is so important for our health service now and in the future.

With the Wimmera Cancer Centre Appeal there will be 2 ways to donate. You can choose to donate directly into the building fund where every dollar donated will go towards this much needed facility, or to donate to the Foundation where the interest earned from your donation will go towards the Wimmera Cancer Centre. Your donation will stay with the foundation forever, funding other important projects into the future – it’s entirely up to you! It’s the least we can do for our patients and their families.
Donations of $2 or more to the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation are tax deductible under Section 30 – 160 Income Tax Act 1997. All transactions are in Australian dollars.
Donations to the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation are non-refundable.

2014-2015 Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation Annual Report (pdf, 4080kbs).

Upcoming Events/News

Friends of the Foundation have announced dates for upcoming events, be sure to mark these in your diary:

  • Sunday November 13th Wines in the Vines - Norton Estate
  • Saturday November 26th The Great Wimmera River Duck Race as part of the Kannamaroo Festival

Thanks to our duck race sponsors:

Buy Duck Tickets online.


Wimmera Cancer Centre fundraising

The Community continues to raise funds for the Wimmera Cancer Centre with funds raised reaching $1,074,312 at the end of September.

The Foundation has donated $135,000, of its pledged $250,000 over 5 years and is proud to support the Wimmera Health Care Group in helping make the Wimmera Cancer Centre a reality.


New coloured powder coated panels added to Adult Rehabilitation Garden.


Download April 2016 Newsletter (pdf, 679kbs).