Impact100 Fremantle’s 2019 Shortlist

We’re excited to announce this year’s shortlist for Impact100 Fremantle is:

Australian Dental Health Foundation

While there is a significant body of evidence around the poor health outcomes of people experiencing homelessness, there has been less focus on the issue of oral health, which impacts physical health and mental wellbeing of our clients, and their overall ability to present for job interviews or find stable housing. In the past year, Australian Dental Health Foundation has provided around $142,560 of pro bono dental treatment to 162 homeless patients, through the help of volunteer dentists and our partner dental laboratories.

The Australian Dental Health Foundation currently has access to a fully functional dental clinic in St. Patrick’s Community Centre but without the appropriate resources, this clinic sits idle at the Community Centre for over 60% of the time. ADHF currently rely heavily on volunteer dental staff, volunteer nursing staff and inexperienced students in-training, which represents a lack of utilisation of the initial resources, as our ability to treat the number of patients both qualitatively and quantitatively is affected adversely. By employing a part-time trained Dental nurse/clinic manager (3-4 days), this would overcome our current utilisation issues in a number of key areas:

  • Increasing the number of full clinic days (from 1.5 to more)
  • Increasing the number of consumables donated, engaging with more stakeholders in this area.
  • Collecting and improving the triage of patients into our care
  • Managing the complex dental care needs with dental laboratories providing free dental work 
  • Materials ordering; to ensure there is no lack when patients present to the clinic
  • Providing oversight for occupational health and safety practices

Black Swan Health – Freo Street Doctor

Freo Street Doctor is a mobile General Practice providing primary healthcare and mental health support to those people most at need and vulnerable in our community. Primary health care services are provided by General Practitioners, supported by Registered Nurses and Outreach Worker/Counsellors. The team ensures physical health and medical care is provided, as well as counselling and linking patients with complementary social services needed to support the complex social needs of our clients.

Freo Street Doctor service receives no government funding from 1 July 2019. Black Swan Health is committed to the ongoing delivery of the valuable Freo Street Doctor service. For 94% of our clients, Freo Street Doctor is their principal source of health care. Without Freo Street Doctor many of these people will be unable to access physical and mental health care.

Freo Street Doctor clients include the homeless or those at risk of homelessness; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people experiencing financial disadvantage; youth; people with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health illness.

Our clients experience many barriers to accessing healthcare and do not easily engage with mainstream services. Freo Street Doctor removes those barriers by delivering services:

  • at no client cost
  • from safe, easily accessible locations
  • that are culturally safe and appropriate
  • by non-judgemental and experienced staff, respectful of all people
  • with no appointment required • at the same time and location each week
  • that link with complementary services to support their complex and co-existing needs

This funding will support Freo Street Doctor to continue to deliver our essential healthcare service for 12 months; and ensure continued access of free, quality, essential primary healthcare and mental health support for those most at need and vulnerable in the community whilst embedding our sustainability strategy; including the number of weekly clinics where possible. 

Earbus Foundation

Earbus currently runs mobile ear health clinics in rural WA offering full primary health care to Aboriginal and at-risk children in schools, daycares, kindergartens and playgroups by providing ear screeners, GPs or Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists and ENT specialists in educational settings so families do not have to wait for referral or treatment.

This three-year project will establish a metropolitan program to deliver ear health screening, surveillance and treatment pathways for Aboriginal and at educational risk children in the Cities of Fremantle, East Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville. Children involved in this project include Aboriginal and at-educational risk children from 0 to 12 years old attending a daycare or primary school in the Fremantle and surrounding areas.

Funding will be used to customise a fit-out of a vehicle to be used as a mobile children’s hearing clinic and employ clinicians. The mobile clinic will visit sites to screen children’s ears and identify those who need treatment and further referral to the locally based ENT clinic. This Healthy Ears project works in partnership with local stakeholders such as elders, Goodstart, Meerilinga, schools and Aboriginal Health Team – Ear Program.

The key objectives are the reduction in middle ear disease and high attendance rates. Specific measurable outcomes are to:

  • reduce chronic ear disease to below the WHO benchmark of 4% within 24 months
  • reduce hearing loss rates by more than 50% within 24 months
  • reduce referral rates for surgical intervention due to otitis media of Aboriginal and at-risk children by 50% or more by the end of a three-year program
  • and to achieve Surgery List attendance rates of 90% or higher.

Fremantle Mind Inc.

FremantleMind Inc. (FM)  is unique because it gives everyone living in Greater Fremantle (both those with and without mental illness) the opportunity to access free evidence-based community mental health and wellbeing services delivered by registered mental health providers.

Our goal is to improve the mental health, wellbeing, and resilience of the Greater Fremantle community. We want to achieve that goal by providing a range of free evidence-based wellbeing services to people who are mentally healthy and wish to remain well; people who are mentally unwell and wish to improve their mental health; and people who are not being adequately serviced by existing mental health services.

We will utilise this grant to:

  • expand the frequency of our current suite of activities in order to expand our current consumer reach and hence broaden our positive impact on the community (estimated servicing of 13,000 further Fremantle residents)
  • develop our brand identity (thus filling a gap in service provision) where registered mental health practitioners provide accessible and free wellbeing services
  • improve the quality and reliability of the data we collect to evaluate our service, its reach, and our impact
  • develop an alternative funding stream to reduce our reliance on irregular grants and achieve financial sustainability.

Inclusion Solutions

The WayFairer Project is an initiative that will impact on the health and wellbeing of our community by revolutionising how communities view and place value on older/mature age adults. The WayFairer Project will target residents of the Fremantle region over 50 years of age, and connect them to community organisations based on their skills, passions and interests. Working closely with the Local Government authorities, this project will counter the effects of social isolation and create growth and purpose with community organisations.

With your support, the WayFairer Project will happen in three phases over 2 years:

The first phase will involve the recruitment of adults aged 50+ (the WayFairers) from the greater Fremantle area. The selected adults aged 50+ (WayFairers) will have their work knowledge, experiences, skills, interests and attributes mapped and captured using purpose-built software called ‘Relay Together’.

The second phase will see Inclusion Solutions conduct an analysis which will map out the “gaps” within community groups, sporting clubs, not-for-profits, and other community organisations in and around the Fremantle area. Strategic questions will be asked to these community organisations to identify their current trends, deficits, and over-all needs. Through the Gap Analysis, Inclusion Solutions will identify which roles are needed and what type of support will be required by community organisations. After the knowledge mapping of WayFairers and the Gap Analysis of community organisations, the third phase will commence.

Phase three will see Inclusion Solutions match and personally support the WayFairers with a community organisation that fits their skills, interests, and knowledge. This will allow WayFairers to give their time and talents in a meaningful way to community organisations that have specific needs for these skills.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre turns 40 in 2021 and we are applying to the Impact100 Fremantle to support greater access and enjoyment of Puppetry over the next three years for all with a focus on young people and their families.

There are four key aspects that will contribute to this funding request: 

  • Employment of a part-time Education & Public Engagement Officer to oversee the implementation of an engagement program over the next three years that will encourage families to explore, experience and engage and deepen the impact of arts and culture on young lives.
  • The reinvigoration of the existing foyer space to deliver improved education and public engagement offerings.
  • The purchase and installation of a specialised sound system that enables regular audio described shows, for guest who are visually impaired or blind and improved enjoyment of live performance for hearing impaired via adjustable audio through a personal listening device.
  • Auslan interpretation services at least one performance for each season over the next three years.

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre

Safe, affordable housing is critical to everyone’s health and wellbeing. A secure home means you can get a good night’s sleep, buy healthy food and not have it go to waste, and build social connections in your neighbourhood. For people on low incomes, the private rental market is difficult. Many households are paying 50% or more of their income on rent. At the same time, the average wait time for public housing is projected to increase from 93 weeks in 2018-19 to 120 weeks in 2019-20.

In 2020, to address the need for affordable homes, St Pats wants to build some tiny houses – compact homes on wheels that are suitable for singles, couples or small families. Commercially built tiny houses sell for around $50,000. Working with the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed, and our supporters in the Fremantle community, we are confident that we will be able to deliver at least two, and possibly as many as four tiny homes. We will also leverage our supporter network to find places to park our tiny homes.

Tiny homes have fired the imaginations of many individuals. However, we have been unable to find any community service provider using tiny homes to provide affordable housing at scale. A critical part of this project will, therefore, be conducting a robust ‘lessons learned’ process through the project. This will culminate in a Tiny House Guide Book that will identify the critical components for successful deployment of tiny houses by community services providers.

Impact100 Fremantle will, therefore, see two streams of return on their investment: with a potential useful life of 20 years, each tiny home will deliver more than 7,000 nights of affordable accommodation; and, the Tiny House Project Guide will give other service providers a head-start on delivering great tiny house projects.

Walyalup Kannajil

Funds are being sought to continue and develop the Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir (WKCC), an inclusive community singing group based in Fremantle with a central focus on learning about local Whadjuck Noongar culture, history and language through song. Facilitated by talented singer/song-writer Kobi Morrison (2018 NAIDOC Youth of the Year) from Aboriginal-led choir Madjitil Moorna – and joined regularly by special guest Aboriginal musicians and Elders – participants learn a range of songs about Aboriginal culture & history, sung in Noongar language & English – compositions written by Aboriginal musicians.

Funding is being sought for a 3-year period commencing May 2020 to April 2023. Specific project activity includes:

  • 4 x 8-week terms (2-hours per week/ session) per year, facilitated by Kobi Morrison and with 4 special guest Aboriginal Elders and musicians per term
  • 2 x 1-day skills development workshops per year, each with a particular focus e.g. harmonies, choral performance, vocal techniques, song-writing etc, facilitated by Aboriginal specialists
  • Mentoring of 2 x young adult Aboriginal music facilitators, 1 x 8-week term each per year, by Kobi Morrison & Jemma King
  • Big Sing-In, 1 x large singing gathering of members from WKCC, MM and other Fremantle-based choirs, led by Kobi Morrison
  • Development of internal capacity to deliver and manage performances, and
  • Development of long-term fund-raising strategy.

The weekly sessions and workshops are open to community members of Fremantle and surrounds, of all cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities, including people of Aboriginal and CALD backgrounds, people with disability, youth and seniors.

Make your donation for 2019

Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

Did you know you can now make 10x monthly instalments of $100 donations or choose to donate $1,000 in one go?

Donate Now

Alternatively, you can pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle now and pay at a later date. Pledging to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 now helps us calculate our donations total and know how far we are from reaching our granting total.

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please click on the button here.

Pledge Now, Pay Later

If you would like to give to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 as part of a group or workplace please contact our Social Impact Manager, Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt, who can assist you to make this easy for each member of your group to donate.


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Can you say Philanthropy?

In 2018, we visited North Fremantle Primary School to ask them some questions about Philanthropy.

Watch below to see what happened…

Philanthropy isn’t always easy to say but it’s easy to do!

We offer one of the most effective and straightforward ways of establishing a perpetual source of giving.

It’s our goal to grow giving and philanthropy in Fremantle, Perth, WA and beyond!

*Thank you to Patrick Wilson and the Notre Dame Film Society for helping us create this video.

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Donor Story: Freo Give For Good Fund

No one wants to talk about death but it’s important to think about what will happen to your assets when you die. After a few near misses riding her bike in 2018, Rachel Pemberton decided to leave a bequest in her Will establishing the Freo Give for Good Fund with the Fremantle Foundation, to continue to support the causes close to her heart in perpetuity.

As someone who is young and fit – what prompted you to begin thinking about your will?

I was riding my bike regularly between Perth and Fremantle along Curtin Avenue and after a few near misses with large vehicles, I thought it was time to write a Will in case something actually happened one day. My mother died when I was in my 20s and I was her executor and also inherited some money. Mum’s lawyer told me “now that I had assets, I should make a Will”. It took me almost 20 years, but I finally took her advice.  

Why did you choose to leave a bequest with the Fremantle Foundation, establishing the Freo Give for Good Fund instead of leaving a bequest to one or two charities?
Contributing to my community has always been important to me and I have deeply appreciated the good work that the Fremantle Foundation does. The philanthropic model the Fremantle Foundation uses appealed to me because when I’m gone my residual wealth will be invested and grow to be able to provide funding for many projects that do good for many years. I hope that my bequest will become known as a valuable and effective resource that does good in our community long after I’m gone. Perhaps others will contribute to the fund so it can do even more good.
What causes do you care about? And what difference would you like the Freo Give for Good Fund to make in your community in the future?
There are so many issues I care about it can be overwhelming at times, but I managed to narrow it down. The Freo Give for Good fund will grant funding to local projects or organisations that improve the lives of Aboriginal people and works towards reconciliation; projects that address climate change and look after our local environment; and projects that build community and improve social inclusion. These are some of the key issues I work on in my life, and I hope to continue to contribute to in my death.    
Rachel Pemberton

Have you got a Will? And if so, have you included a bequest to charity in your Will?

Research shows over 90% of Australians make some form of charitable donation each year. 

And half of Australian adults have a Will, yet only 7.6% of Australians include a bequest in their Will.

Leaving a gift or bequest in your Will to the Fremantle Foundation is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy by providing ongoing support to the causes and communities you care about. Bequests help us provide ongoing support to causes and organisations that are aligned with your values, extending the impact of your giving beyond your lifetime.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your intentions and can provide suggested wording for your solicitor if desired. 

Contact us to learn more about leaving a bequest in your Will. The Fremantle Foundation works with you and your lawyers to put your charitable bequest in place.

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[Impact100 Fremantle] Invite to Grant Assessment Meeting

One of the best parts about being an Impact100 Fremantle donor is that you are invited into the decision making process of awarding our major $100,000 grant.

The Grant Assessment meeting is your first chance to review the applications for 2019 and have your say on the make up of the short listed submissions.

This is the first glimpse at the projects that will shape our community’s future. 

Impact100 Fremantle Grant Assessment Meeting | 6PM Thursday 13 June

When: 6PM – 8PM, Thursday 13 June 2019

Where: Old Boys Schools Fremantle, 92 Adelaide Street Fremantle 6160

Click Here to RSVP

Your perspective is needed

We’d love you to come along and give your valued perspective. We all come from varied backgrounds with unique input to offer. And with your donation, comes the invitation to be part of this process. 

How it works

At the Grant Assessment Meeting we will review all the applications received for 2019. Together we will narrow down a shortlist of 6-8 applications. 

The organisations shortlisted at the Grant Assessment Meeting will then be invited to submit a Full Application and host a site visit in the next stage of the process. 

We hope you can make it. 

Make your donation for 2019

With the end of financial year fast approaching, now is a great time to lock in your donation to Impact100 Fremantle for 2019.

Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

Did you know you can now make 10x monthly instalments of $100 donations or choose to donate $1,000 in one go?

Donate Now

Alternatively, you can pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle  now and pay at a later date. Pledging to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 now helps us calculate our donations total and know how far we are from reaching our granting total.

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please click on the button here.

Pledge Now, Pay Later

If you would like to give to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 as part of a group or workplace please contact our Social Impact Manager, Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt, who can assist you to make this easy for each member of your group to donate.

Some of our lovely Impact100 Fremantle Committee members are making phone calls this month and getting in touch with our donors to confirm your involvement for 2019. Keep an ear out for their call!

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Families in Philanthropy

Recently, one of our fund holders, the Bray Family Fund sat down with their three teenage children to make granting decisions together as a family.

Emma and Harry Bray, along with their children, are passionate about supporting mental health, empowering individuals through employment and tackling homelessness. In 2019, the Bray Family Fund have chosen to support CARAD Fare Go Food TruckDress for Success Perth, 20 Homes 20 Lives and the Tomorrow Man programs in WA.

The great bonus about having a family fund with Fremantle Foundation is that it has generated some lively and meaningful family discussions around the dinner table. Engaging our children in our decisions around supporting our chosen charities was important to us. After discussing our areas of interest with Fremantle Foundation they were able to curate and then suggest a collection of organisations in need of support. We look forward to following and developing relationships with our chosen organisations and we very much appreciate the information and guidance we have received from Fremantle Foundation.   

Emma Bray, Bray Family Fund

32% of funds held with the Fremantle Foundation are ‘family funds’ and given the benefits of engaging family members of all ages in philanthropy it is no wonder why!

No matter how old your children are, integrating philanthropy into your family life can be an excellent way to pass on healthy attitudes about money and helping others. 

Some of the numerous benefits of family philanthropy include:

  • Creating meaningful family experiences – helps to solidify family values, while family members work together, communicate with each other and learn to trust one another
  • By making gifting decisions communally, younger family members can develop a wide variety of skills, including communication, negotiation, shared decision making, leadership, accountability, financial literacy and responsibility to help others
  • Become an intergenerational common ground, a venue where as many as three generations can share their knowledge, skills, passions, and perspective, and learn together
  • Research has shown that the act of giving can actually cause family members to have an increase in happiness

If you’re interested in learning more about how to engage your family in philanthropy, be sure to come along to our upcoming ‘Families in Philanthropy workshop.

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Professional Adviser Workshop and ‘The Business of Giving with Dale Alcock’

One thing we’ve heard over the last few years is how important it is for professional advisers to come together and mix with others. This is a great chance to meet with industry contacts and learn how you can support your clients giving and grow your own understanding of philanthropy.  

CPD Workshop – The How and Why of Giving – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

This free CPD workshop is suitable for Lawyers, Wealth Advisers and Accountants.

What will you learn?

  • Why you should be introducing your clients to giving

  • How to support your clients giving through various structures including the little known community foundation option

  • Practical next steps to introduce your client to consider charitable giving

Followed by guest speaker – Dale Alcock – 6pm – 7pm

It’s with great pleasure that I invite you to join us after the workshop to hear Dale Alcock talk about his personal experience in giving, from both a personal and business perspective. 

Please see all the details below to RSVP for this free event.

1 hr Workshop: The How and Why of Giving

4:30pm – 5.30pm 
Wednesday 17 April
Bendat Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Followed by 1 hour Guest Speaker: Business of Giving
6.00 – 7.00pm with Dale Alcock
RSVP Option One – Workshop + Guest Speaker RSVP – Click on this link to RSVP
RSVP Option Two – Guest Speaker Only RSVP – Click on this link to RSVP

Dale Alcock is a homegrown success story, from bricklayer to Australia’s leading home builder. His reputation has become synonymous with quality, excellence and distinction.

Dale remains an avid believer in the social responsibility of his companies. As an industry advocate, Dale provides valuable support to industry training programs and promotes career opportunities within the building industry.

Since establishing his own dedicated apprenticeship training program in 2004, the ABN Group continues to manage Australia’s largest private training group in the industry, with more than 1000 apprentices graduated. Through his Alcock Family Foundation, Dale has also donated more than $8.4 million over the last 10 years to worthy causes including medical research, humanitarian relief work and the environment.

In November 2016, Dale became the fifth President of the Fremantle Dockers Football Club after five years as a board member.



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Apply for Impact100 Fremantle 2019

In 2019, Impact100 Fremantle is inviting organisations and projects that work on improving the health and wellbeing of our community to apply.

Please CLICK HERE to download the EOI Application Form for Impact100 Fremantle 2019.

EOI applications are due 5.00pm, Friday 31st May 2018.

To learn more about the process of Impact100 Fremantle and for tips on preparing a successful EOI application please come along to one of our EOI workshops.

EOI Workshop #1
Wednesday 10th April, 2019
4.00PM – 5.00PM
Fremantle Foundation Office, Old Boys School
92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
Click Here to RSVP for EOI Workshop #2

EOI Workshop #2
Thursday 9th May, 2019
8.30AM – 9.30AM
Fremantle Foundation Office, Old Boys School
92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
Click Here to RSVP for EOI Workshop #2

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Testimonials: Why our donors love Impact100 Fremantle

We have been associated with Impact 100 Fremantle since its inception, and are proud to work closely with the Impact100 business network. We have witnessed first-hand the positive changes manifesting within the Fremantle community as a result of the excellent initiatives and programs. 2019 will be the seventh year for us. We are in for the long haul. Rosslyn & Ian de Souza
Over the many years we have given to the numerous charities and organisations who approached us without knowing if, or how, our contribution made any difference; it’s a bit life scattering money to the wind and hoping it landed in a good place. Joining the giving community of Impact100 allows us to financially contribute in a meaningful way where we can see the incredible results and outcomes of our donation first hand. We love being involved with this open process which is managed with integrity and professionally by a group of terrific people. Melanie Clarke, Remedy Homewares Store
We have found that Impact100 is a good way to make a contribution to the local Fremantle community. We live pretty busy lives and sometimes in the whirlwind it is easy to lose sight of some of the things that matter – such as community, connection and Inclusion. Impact100 provides a simple straightforward way of making a difference even at the community level. It provides a snapshot into the many positive activities occurring in the community as well as bringing together those people who collectively want to make a difference. We cannot recommend Impact100 highly enough. Sean & Beck Hefferon
I love being part of Impact100 Freo because it is Fremantle people actively coming together making Fremantle a better place and community. It has funded some extraordinary social and community programs proving that with Impact100 the combined outcome is even more than a sum of the parts. Brad Pettitt, City of Fremantle Mayor
The Fremantle Foundation is exceptional at bringing our community together at a grass roots level. I am proud to be a donor of an organisation that is connecting local people and creating massive impact. Taylor Vagg, Fremantle Chiropractic
Old Bridge Cellars is proud to be part of Impact100 Fremantle – a growing philanthropic group of like minded businesses, families and individuals. We see first hand how our annual $1,000 contribution makes a difference to the local projects and charities with a combined game changing grant of $100,000 awarded each year. This grant enables a kick start to make positive impact and changes in our community. Jump on board, your heart won’t regret it! Cass Beeson, Old Bridge Cellars

If you would like to learn more about Impact100 Fremantle and how to become a Donor please Click Here.

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Impact100 Fremantle has Launched for 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s Launch for Impact100 Fremantle 2019, and a special thanks to those who donated or pledged on the night.

 In six years our giving circle has granted $705,000 to local projects and organisations in Fremantle and we are excited to continue growing. If you haven’t already, we would love you to donate or pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle.

Health and Wellbeing – 2019 Focus

In 2019, Impact100 Fremantle is inviting organisations and projects that work on improving the health and wellbeing of our community to apply.

We are open to all ideas. Initiatives may address health and wellbeing through:

  • activities – such as the arts, cultural or health based programs.
  • demographics – such as young people, the aged or by gender, racial or cultural grounds.
  • causes – such as mental wellbeing, homelessness or social isolation.

For more information about the Application Process please refer to our 2019 Expression of Interest Guidelines.

Join Us and Make an Impact!

The bigger our circle grows, the greater impact we can have!

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to come together and make a positive difference in our local community.

Our strategy includes making one primary grant of $100,000 each year – a game changing grant – empowering a local charity to dream bigger. 

Donors choose the grant recipient collectively at an Annual Awards Night. 

Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

Did you know you can now make 10x monthly instalments of $100 donations or choose to donate $1,000 in one go?

Donate Now

Alternatively, you can pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle  now and pay at a later date. Pledging to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 now helps us calculate our donations total and know how far we are from reaching our granting total.

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please click on the button here.

Pledge Now, Pay Later

If you would like to give to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 as part of a group or workplace please contact our Social Impact Manager, Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt, who can assist you to make this easy for each member of your group to donate.

So join us, and become a part of Impact100 Fremantle today. Together we can make an impact.

We would like to thank Siobhan, Hamish and the entire team at Guildhall Event Space for kindly hosting (and dining) us last Thursday, and also Blue Cow Cheese Company for their contribution.

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