Better Together 2019 | National Community Foundations Forum

Earlier this month Dylan, Sue and Hannah travelled to Goolwa, South Australia for Australian Community Philanthropy’s National Community Foundation Forum #BetterTogether2019. 

The National Forum is an opportunity to learn, network, partner, build collective voice and impact, and to reconnect with the inspiration and motivation at the heart of community philanthropy. It was wonderful to share with our community foundation colleagues from around Australia, and also explore Ngarrindjeri country with a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country from Uncle Moogy Sumner and a boat trip to the Murray Mouth.

We’ve come back inspired and ready to implement new ideas about community philanthropy into our work at the Fremantle Foundation!

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Welcome Sue | Donor Engagement & Operations Manager

Sue joined the  Fremantle Foundation as the Donor Engagement and Operations Manager in late September this year.  She holds formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Business, Grad Cert in Social Impact and Cert IV in Strategic Marketing.   This is complemented with an extensive background in the arts, tourism and the not-for-profit sector in marketing, stakeholder engagement and business development.

Most recently, she has been working as a Development Manager for Barking Gecko Theatre, a professional theatre company and resident company of the State Theatre Centre of WA.  Sue is sixth-generation Australian with her family settling on the east coast before moving to Western Australia in the ’50s.  She was born and raised in the remote southeast town of Esperance where she still maintains deep connections that extend across regional WA.   

“I feel like I have landed in the right organisation, with the right people!  I am delighted to be working with Dylan and the team at Fremantle Foundation where I can combine all of my skills and experience to make a meaningful contribution to the WA community.  I have loved meeting our donors, partners and supporters and I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the Fremantle Foundation”.

Sue works part-time whilst juggling a busy household with her husband, two teenage children and a dog. 

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Grant Story | Earbus Foundation to make an impact in Fremantle

Earlier this month 180+ donors and community members gathered in the Old Boys School Fremantle to hear 4x incredible pitches from our Impact100 Fremantle finalists.

This year Australian Dental Health Foundation, Earbus Foundation, Fremantle Mind Inc. and Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir raised the bar with their pitches in an effort to win the game-changing $100,000 grant.

Earbus Foundation were the chosen recipients of the major $100,000 grant which will help them customise an Earbus and put a team on the road to provide vital ear health services to the children in the greater Fremantle region. 

Thanks to the generosity of our Impact100 Fremantle donors we raised a total of $115,000 allowing our three deserving finalists Australian Dental Health FoundationFremantle Mind Inc. and Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir to each receive a $5,000 grant.


Funding will help Earbus Foundation 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 in the greater Fremantle region, to screen children’s ears and identify those who need treatment and further referral to the locally based ENT clinic. The key objectives are the reduction in middle ear disease and high attendance rates.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) specifies that rates of chronic Otitis Media (OM) above 4% in children constitutes a “massive public health problem” requiring urgent attention. Australia is the only western country with documented chronic suppurative OM rates above 6%. Healthy ears are the key to children’s learning at school. Children who can’t hear, can’t learn. 

Hearing early, when it counts most, lets children learn and hopefully navigate a career path towards a successful life.”

Paul Higginbotham, CEO of Earbus Foundation

Impact100 Fremantle is only possible thanks to the generosity of our 2019 donors. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Impact100 Fremantle 2019.

Donations are now open for 2020. Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

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Donor Story: Newborn Mothers Fund

The Newborn Mother Fund was established by local entrepreneur Julia Jones.

Julia Jones is a doula, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She has trained hundreds of postpartum professionals around the world through her Australian College of Midwives recognised online course Newborn Mothers Collective. She is also the author of Newborn Mothers: When a Baby is Born, so is a Mother and Nourishing Newborn Mothers – Ayurvedic Recipes to Heal Your Mind, Body and Soul after Childbirth.

Giving has always been central to Julia’s business model. Every week Julia sets aside 4% of her revenue into an account for her giving, and once a quarter those funds are donated into the Newborn Mothers Fund, managed by the Fremantle Foundation.

"In the long run this means my giving is much more sustainable and strategic, and I will be able to keep granting money in the future regardless of how my business is going. I could actually stop working altogether and still have money to grant every year, and if I grant less out now then my funds will grow through compound interest so in the long run I’ll be able to grant more".

Julia Jones, Newborn Mothers Fund

The Newborn Mothers Fund exists to support women and girls, and the environment.

This year, after some strategic granting discussions with staff at the Fremantle Foundation, the Newborn Mothers Fund has chosen to support Marie Stopes International Australia (MSIA). MSIA supports vulnerable women and girls in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia get the sexual and reproductive services they want and deserve.

"As a mother - and having experienced an unplanned pregnancy myself - I know the impact that babies have on women’s lives in a multitude of ways! Having a baby is not an easy undertaking and I was in the fortunate financial, health and social position to be able to keep my baby, but many women around the world are not so lucky. There are 214 million women in developing regions who currently do not want to become pregnant but do not have access to any family planning services".

Julia Jones, Newborn Mothers Fund


Family planning and education for women and girls are also key to addressing climate change and global warming, according to Draw Down – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Sexual and reproductive health offers a practical solution to climate challenges, mitigating and preventing a variety of consequences resulting from extreme weather events and natural disasters, unsustainable population growth and rising sea levels including:

  • Poverty reduction and strengthening economies
  • Sustainable population growth
  • Women’s participation and leadership

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Earbus Foundation to make an impact in Fremantle

Last Thursday night 180+ donors and community members gathered in the Old Boys School Fremantle to hear 4x incredible pitches from our Impact100 Fremantle finalists.

This year Australian Dental Health Foundation, Earbus Foundation, Fremantle Mind Inc. and Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir raised the bar with their pitches in an effort to win the game-changing $100,000 grant.


Earbus Foundation were the recipients of the major $100,000 grant which will help them customise an Earbus and put a team on the road to provide vital ear health services to the children in the greater Fremantle region.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) specifies that rates of chronic Otitis Media (OM) above 4% in children constitutes a “massive public health problem” requiring urgent attention. Australia is the only western country with documented chronic suppurative OM rates above 6%.

Healthy ears are the key to children’s learning at school. Children who can’t hear, can’t learn. Within Perth, there are thousands of children (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) with recurrent middle ear infections, which has a negative impact on hearing, speech development and educational outcomes.

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 in the greater Fremantle region, to screen children’s ears and identify those who need treatment and further referral to the locally based ENT clinic. The key objectives are the reduction in middle ear disease and high attendance rates.

Thanks to the generosity of our Impact100 Fremantle donors we raised a total of $115,000 allowing our three deserving finalists Australian Dental Health Foundation, Fremantle Mind Inc. and Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir to each receive a $5,000 grant.

Thank you to our Donors

Impact100 Fremantle is only possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Impact100 Fremantle 2019.


Donations are now open for 2020

Donations are now open for Impact100 Fremantle 2020.

Give $1,000 and make a $100,000 difference in your community.

Be part of the Impact100 Fremantle donor community in 2020.

You can choose to:

  • Donate $1,000 upfront
  • Or choose to give $100 a month for the next 10 months

DONATE NOW

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please complete the attached Pledge Form and return it to brooke@fremantlefoundation.org.au. Your pledge helps us keep track of our fundraising target.

 

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Invitation to nominate – Fremantle Foundation Board

About Fremantle Foundation


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Fremantle Foundation is Australia’s fastest-growing Community Foundation. It creates a thriving community of philanthropic giving in Fremantle and has grown to support organisations throughout WA and across Australia.

It currently has $2M funds under management and is seeking to increase its impact and donor base and grow to $5M in funds under management while maintaining and growing its social impact. This will help create a culture of giving in Western Australia and ensure the Foundation’s long term sustainability.

Key to this is a highly skilled and networked board which can drive the strategy and donor engagement and work closely with the EO.  In return, participation in the Fremantle Foundation Board allows you to be at the forefront of social change and impact within the WA community, using the power of the Community Foundation model to help build a legacy of positive social impact for generations.

Fremantle Foundation Board

Fremantle Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of up to ten directors; service on the Board is honorary and not remunerated.

The Board is responsible for the governance of the Foundation, ensuring its sustainability, compliance and strategic development. Specifically, the Board:

  • Sets strategic direction for the Foundation
  • Actively supports donor engagement
  • Ensures the Foundation complies with its statutory obligations
  • Ensures financial viability
  • Approves the annual budget and business plan
  • Provides oversight and guidance for Fremantle Foundation operations, ensuring appropriate policies and delegations frameworks are in place to monitor, mitigate and manage risks
  • Is responsible for the appointment, performance assessment and dismissal of the Executive Officer.

The Board currently meets eight times per year for two hours at the end of a working day. In addition, the board oversees a number of subgroups including the Impact 100 Fremantle sub-committee, the Fremantle Foundation Ball committee, the Donor Engagement Network, the Professional Advisors Network and the End Homelessness WA Foundation.

Once a year, the Board aims to meet for a day in a central location for an extended planning session.

 Fremantle Foundation Board Vacancies

The Constitution provides that up to ten directors can be appointed to the Board. The Board currently has five directors, leaving up to five vacancies.

Priority areas

To complement the strengths and capabilities and ensure good succession planning for current Directors, the Board is giving priority to the following skills, experience and qualifications in the 2019 recruitment round:

  • Donor engagement including significant experience and relationships with stakeholders in business, with high net worth individuals and other potential donors
  • Financial experience
  • Strategic capability and leadership
  • Governance, legal and regulatory knowledge and experience

The Fremantle Foundation Board should reflect the diversity that is Western Australia and encourages applicants who bring diversity to the Board.

 Application process

Nominees are asked to provide a short professional CV, and a cover letter outlining why they are interested in joining the Fremantle Foundation Board and how they match the current key priorities for recruitment.

Nominations close at COB on Wednesday 6 November.

The Board will shortlist and interview nominees.

Expectations of Directors

Board members are expected to be familiar with and meet the general requirements of a company director set out by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC). At a minimum, Directors need to meet the requirements for a Responsible Person [ACNC Governance Standard 4] and not be disqualified as a Director under the Corporations Act; and commit to carrying out their duties in line with ACNC Governance Standard 5, which includes:

  • acting with reasonable care and diligence
  • acting honestly and fairly in the best interests of the charity and for its charitable purposes
  • not misusing their position or information gained as a responsible person
  • disclosing actual or potential conflicts of interest
  • ensuring that the financial affairs of the charity are managed responsibly, and
  • not allowing the charity to operate while it is insolvent.

Fremantle Foundation specific expectations of board members include:

  • be fully prepared for, attend and constructively contribute to regular board meeting including occasional planning sessions
  • participate in sub-committees / working groups as required
  • take on a portfolio role as and when required
  • attend Fremantle Foundation events whenever possible
  • deal with “out of session” issues, by email or teleconference
  • represent Fremantle Foundation to the broader community

To Apply

To express your interest in joining the Board of Fremantle Foundation you need to send a CV and cover letter in PDF format by COB on Wednesday 6 November to Brooke, brooke@fremantlefoundation.org.au.

Contact for further information

Carrie Clark

Interim Chair

Fremantle Foundation

M: 0408 345 930

E: carrie.clark@health.wa.gov.au

 

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Impact100 Fremantle Site Visits & Grant Assessment Meeting

We are now up to the important Site Visit stage and final Grant Assessment Meeting of Impact100 Fremantle for 2019.

This is an opportunity for Impact100 Fremantle donors to “get outside of your every day” and take a firsthand look at our shortlisted applicants.

You will learn more about our community, meet the amazing people behind these projects and have the opportunity to ask questions about their applications.

In order to attend the Site Visits and the Grant Assessment Meeting, you need to have either pledged your support or paid your donation to Impact100 Fremantle for 2019.

We’d love to see you there. If you are able to come to all or any of the Site Visits please RSVP by clicking on the links below.

 

Site Visit #1 – Australian Dental Health Foundation

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) coordinates the delivery of pro bono dental treatment to socially disadvantaged members of the community

ADHF operates a full-service dental health clinic in Fremantle for people experiencing homelessness. 

6.00PM – 7.00PM, Tuesday 30th July 2019

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, 12 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to Australian Dental Health Foundation’s Site Visit

RSVP to Site Visit #1

 

 

Site Visit #2 – Earbus Foundation

Earbus Foundation is a WA-based children’s charity that works to reduce the incidence of middle ear disease in Aboriginal and at-risk children in our state.

The Impact100 Fremantle grant will allow Earbus Foundation 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. 

4.00PM – 5.00PM, Friday 2nd August 2019

Fremantle Foundation Office, 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to Earbus Foundation’s Site Visit

RSVP to Site Visit #2

 

Site Visit #3 – Inclusion Solutions

Inclusion Solutions work to facilitate, educate and influence individuals, organisations and communities on the benefits of social inclusion. They develop programs that connect peoples at risk of social exclusion and isolation with their own communities.

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.

10.00AM – 11.00AM, Tuesday 6th August 2019

Fremantle Foundation Office, 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to Inclusion Solution’s Site Visit

RSVP to Site Visit #3

 

Site Visit #4 – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s flagship puppetry company dedicated to the development and creation of the art form.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre turns 40 in 2021 and 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.

4.00PM – 5.00PM, Thursday 8th August 2019

1 Short St, Fremantle, WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Site Visit

RSVP to Site Visit #4

 

Site Visit #5 – Walyalup Kannajil

Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir is 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.

5.30PM – 6.30PM, Wednesday 14th August 2019

The Meeting Place Community Centre, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162

Click below to RSVP to Walyalup Kannajils’s Site Visit

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Donors are invited to stay for the Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir rehearsal immediately following the Site Visit 6.30PM – 8.30PM.

 

Site Visit #6 – Fremantle Mind Inc.

FremantleMind Inc. 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.

Their goal is to improve the mental health, wellbeing, and resilience of the Greater Fremantle community. 

8.00AM – 9.00AM, Tuesday 20th August 2019

3 Beach Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to Fremantle Mind Inc.’s Site Visit

RSVP to Site Visit #6

 

Site Visit #7 – St Patrick’s Community Support Centre

For more than 40 years, St Patrick’s has worked to provide immediate and holistic care for the homeless, those at risk of being homeless and the disadvantaged in Fremantle and the wider south west metropolitan area of Perth.

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. 

4.30PM – 5.30PM, Thursday 22nd August 2019

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, 12 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Click below to RSVP to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre’s Site Visit

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Site Visit #8 – Black Swan Health

Established in 2014 as an independent not-for-profit company, with a mission to deliver health, mental health and disability services that achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the community and for individuals who require care and support.

Black Swan Health delivers 19 tailored health, mental health, disability and wellbeing programs and services, including the iconic Freo Street Doctor.

6.00PM – 7.00PM, Tuesday 27th August 2019

Fremantle Location TBA

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RSVP to Site Visit #8

 

Impact100 Fremantle Grant Assessment Meeting #2

Join us at the Grant Assessment Meeting to help narrow down the shortlisted 8x organisations to our Final 4 who will continue on to the Voting and Awards Night to pitch to donors for the major grant of $100,000.

When: 6.00PM – 8.30PM, Thursday 29th August 2019

Where: Fremantle Foundation Office, 92 Adelaide Street Fremantle WA 6160

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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.

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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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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.

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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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