Village Building CEO Travis Doherty Appointed to Boards of Hands Across Canberra and the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund

26 August 2019

Village Building Company CEO Travis Doherty has been appointed to the board of Hands Across Canberra, strengthening the company’s relationship with the well-known Canberra charity.

Travis has also joined the board of the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund, which was established by the ACT Government last year and offers grants to the local Canberra community in a process managed by Hands Across Canberra.

 “I’m delighted to be able to contribute to our local community through these two board roles,” Travis said. “Hands Across Canberra is an organisation I greatly admire and I’m excited that Village is partnering to build a Hands Across Canberra Charity House in our development on the former AFP site in Weston, the first time the charity house has been entirely delivered by a private company. My involvement on the board of this philanthropic foundation reaffirms my and further Village’s support and commitment for the community, for local Canberrans.”

He added that the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund would play a significant role in helping the ACT’s most vulnerable residents, by supporting worthy local community organisations through targeted grants. The first round of grant recipients was announced last month, with 29 community organisations sharing in the $400,000 pool of funds.

Travis said: “Community organisations play a crucial role in the ACT, helping people to live their lives to the fullest. It is an honour to be involved with the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund, which will enhance the work of these community organisations through its annual grants program.”

The CMCF was established by the ACT Government in 2018 with $5 million invested as seed funding to kick-start a long-term commitment to local charities and the community sector.