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Donations Now Open For Impact100 Fremantle 2018

Join Impact100 Fremantle for 2018

Join the giving circle Impact100 Fremantle and be part of awarding a high impact $100,000 grant to a local organisation working in Fremantle.

We are excited to offer two donation options for 2018:

  • $1,000 upfront payment
  • Monthly payment plan – $100 for 10 months

Click Here to make your donation to Impact100 Fremantle 2018.

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We look forward to continuing to support all four finalists as they continue their journeys forward and bringing you updates on what they’re doing.

As always, please reach out if you would like to learn more about what we do at the Fremantle Foundation and how we can assist you.

Our Vision

A community with a culture of giving.

Our Purpose

We aim to:
  • Provide high-impact grants that reach underserved populations
  • Raise the profile of deserving and lesser-known not-for-profits
  • Highlight unmet needs in our community
  • Increase philanthropy

How It Works

Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each to contribute $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects.

Our strategy includes making one primary grant of $100,000 each year – a game-changing grant – empowering a local charity to dream bigger. Donors at an annual Grant Awards Dinner choose the grant recipient collectively. Donor involvement and learning is important to the strategy and process.

Increasing Philanthropy

We inspire a rewarding giving experience by:
  • Sharing the joy of giving
  • Providing a “toe in the water” for philanthropy
  • Increase our awareness of local issues and organisations
  • Offering a range of unique opportunities for donors to be included in the giving process, these include:
    • 1 Launch
    • 8 Site visits
    • 2 Grant meetings
    • 1 Awards Night

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to get involved in giving. Through a game-changing grant, Impact100 Fremantle addresses community needs. Through interaction with non-profit leaders, Impact100 Fremantle offers rare insight into our community, which in turn encourages further engagement as Donors, volunteers and mentors.

Who We Are

We are a group of Fremantle people, from all walks of life, pooling our resources to make a lasting, positive impact on the well-being of our community.

The Power Of Giving Through Impact100

Hear from Lee and Jo Bartlett from TAMS Group, who are some of our very generous donors and Renée Gardiner CEO and Founder of Growing Change and recipients of the $100,000 2015 Impact100 Grant.

Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contributes $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects.

See How Impact100 Has Had Significant Impact Over The Years

Major Grant Recipients At A Glance

2014 – FORM: 100 Hampton Road

2015 – Growing Change

2016 – Night Hoops

2017 – Ngalla Maya

Impact100 Fremantle Site Visits

To see a list of the Impact100 Fremantle Site Visits for 2018 CLICK HERE.

This is an opportunity for Impact100 Fremantle doors to “get outside of your everyday” 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.


Impact100 Fremantle Grant Assessment Meeting #2

Join us at the Grant Assessment Meeting to help narrow down the shortlist of 8x organisation 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: 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 30th August 2018

Where: Old Boys School Fremantle, 92 Adelaide Street Fremantle WA 6160

Click Below to RSVP to the Grant Assessment Meeting #2



2018 Focus

How can we create a community where all people feel a sense of belonging?

In the recently published Fremantle’s Vital Signs, Belonging was one of four key categories taking the pulse of our community.

Belonging is important for a vibrant and healthy community. A feeling of belonging can assist individuals in leading a healthy and rewarding life with a strong sense of agency.

In Fremantle we pride ourselves on a strong community spirit and a sense of real belonging, but who is missing out? There are people who live in and around Fremantle that don’t experience that sense of connection, community and belonging. How do we remove barriers and open doors to give these people stronger options and choices to participate in a real sense of belonging?

In 2018, Impact100 Fremantle is invited organisations and projects that are creating opportunities for people to feel a stronger sense of belonging in our community.

2018 Impact100 Fremantle Shortlist

This year we received 17x outstanding applications to review and it was challenging to narrow them down to a shortlist of only 8x organisations.

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.  

Freo Street Doctor patients commonly present with mental health conditions, but struggle to access additional mental health support because of barriers such as cost, cultural appropriateness and accessibility.  

The Impact100 Fremantle grant would allow Black Swan Health to integrate an experienced Mental Health professional at Freo Street Doctor clinics in the Fremantle area and improve the mental health outcomes for their homeless and marginalised clients. The project will run for 12months to achieve long-term mental health recovery and resilience for over 3,000 individuals in the community.  


Fremantle Men’s Community Shed


Since it’s beginnings in 2004 the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed’s core mission has been about building community connections and belongings.  

The Impact100 Fremantle grant would allow the Men’s Shed to introduce “The Shed – A Place to Build, Connect and Belong” Project which will provide opportunities for persons living with disadvantage to participate in the Shed at every level. Over two years the Men’s Shed will host 32x sets of 5 week “hands on” workshops. The Shed plan to host between 10-15 participants per workshop over the two year period, reaching between 1600-2250 participant visitations.  


Fremantle PCYC


The Fremantle PCYC has been operating in Hilton since 1976, delivering opportunities for young people to develop personal skills to improve their educational, social and health outcomes through the delivery of two broad youth services: development (or intervention programs) and recreational activities.  

The Impact100 Fremantle grant would enable PCYC to deliver a program to young people, most of them at risk, that will improve their health and nutrition and in turn st them up that day to engage in learning at school. Breakfast Club will be offered 2 days a week to any young person between the ages of 10 and 17 who want to come and have a good healthy breakfast free of charge, and use the PCYC facilities to their homework, play some basketball or talk to a youth worker before heading to school.  


ICEA Foundation


Since its inception in 2006, ICEA has remained a youth-led organisation, working with young people to achieve reconciliation in Western Australia.  

According to Reconciliation Australia, the majority of young Australians (81%) have a strong desire to advance reconciliation, but less than half know how to go about it. ICEA’s solution is the Yarn program, a series of workshops in schools discussion racism, reconciliation, and prejudice.  

The Impact100 Fremantle grant would allow ICEA to combine their existing school Yarns with three recently developed arms of the program to provide the most comprehensive community program they have ever delivered. With no cost to participants ICEA will be offering the Yarn program through three different channels:  

  • School – 26x schools, 52x workshops reaching 9068 students
  • Community – 12x workshops reaching 180 community participants
  • Corporate – 5x organisations, 5x workshops reaching 75 participants

The three program arms and its participants will be brought together by the ‘Shit We Need To Talk About’ (SWNTTA)community panel discussion, where everyone can come together and respectfully share difference of opinions. ICEA plan to host 6x SWNTTA workshops reaching 600 participants.  


Inclusion Solutions


Social inclusion is Inclusions Solutions passion. They wholeheartedly believe in the importance of inclusion and the many benefits it provides individuals and communities.  

Impact100 Fremantle would allow Inclusion Solutions to introduce the ‘Wayfairers Project’ to Fremantle.  

The Wayfairers Project will utilise purpose build software called ‘Relay Together’ to link 50 ‘Wayfairers’ (Fremantle people aged 50-70 years old) with local community based groups and organisations. The Wayfairers will be able to offer their vocational skills and attributes to the identified gaps in participating community organisations.  

Many older adults are at risk of losing their sense of belonging when they leave paid full-time work and Fremantle has a considerable ageing demographic. Many community based organisations in the greater Fremantle region are at risk of not being able to service their existing communities of interest due to a lack of resources – resulting in many people of all socio/demographic groupings feeling like they don’t belong. The fifty WayFairers will gift specialised knowledge and skills to community based groups to help them build capacity – a large part will be to identify collaborative projects and approaches.  


Katina Woodruff Children’s Foundation


The Katina Woodruff Children’s Foundation (KWCF) aims to repair young lives by helping refugee and migrant children who are experiencing post- traumatic stress, dislocation and trauma associated with settling into a vastly different culture. Children showing signs of acute suffering and distress are identified by the teachers, KWCF determine the causes of trauma through exploratory play sessions within the school and family home.

KWCF implement tailored programs, free of charge, for each child based on their cultural needs and develop action plans which help other practitioners address the needs of the child. Their core program has been making a difference to migrant children and refugee children and their families’ lives since 2005.


St Patrick’s Community Support Centre


Impact100 Fremantle funding will be used to employ a part time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Engagement Worker for 2 years who will connect with rough sleepers in Fremantle and support them in accessing existing services and programs utilising a cultural healing and housing first approach.  

The project is based on two key components – cultural healing and housing first – in order to find and secure accommodation and support for the roughest sleepers in Fremantle and assist in establishing a sense of belonging for these highly marginalised people. It will tie in with a larger project linked to the WA Alliance to End Homelessness called 20 Homes 20 Lives.  


Valued Lives Microenterprise Project


Valued Lives Foundation has a strong interest in leading the development of Microenterprises for vulnerable people living in the community.  

The Impact100 Fremantle grant would allow us to run an 18 month program assisting up to 40 to participants establish microenterprises, as well as engage with local business, artists and community organisations to embed this project into the heart of the Fremantle community.  

Valued Lives currently support people with disabilities and mental health concerns across a wide range of ages from 0-65. This project will enable us to extend our reach to young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and mature people wanting to create a microenterprise. The only stipulation is that they are either on a pension or have a current health care card.  


We look forward to sharing more information about our shortlisted applicants in the coming weeks.  

Our shortlisted organisations will now submit a full application and host a site visit with our donors, before our second Grant Assessment Meeting to choose the Final 4 who will pitch for the $100,000 grant in November at our Awards Night.  

If you want to have a say in which organisation will receive the $100,000 grant become an Impact100 Fremantle member today.  


2017 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists

In 2017, to recognise the 1967 referendum we asked for ideas that support Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Fremantle.

Through collective giving our group has distributed over $475,000 to important community organisations in the greater Fremantle area.


Creating a tourist cultural trail along the Swan River celebrating local Aboriginal culture

Caralee Community School

A supported playgroup to inspire family learning

Fremantle PCYC

The Safe Space program to support disadvantaged young people

Ngalla Maya

Providing training, employment, advocacy and mentoring to ex-offenders

To learn more about our four finalists and to their game-changing projects, click on the corresponding links.

2017 Impact100 Fremantle Winner

We are proud to announce the $100,000 Major Grant Recipient!

On November 2nd 2017 over 160 donors and community members gathered for the Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night.

Four worthy finalists each had time to pitch to the donor group on why they deserved the $100,000 grant.

We’re thrilled to announce Ngalla Maya – Aboriginal Employment Access were the major grant recipient of $100,000!

And because of the generosity of our donor group the other three finalists, Fremantle PCYC, MyKy and Koora Wadi Supported Playgroup, each received $5,000.

An additional donation was made by the Smith and Jones Fund (held by the Fremantle Foundation) to the Fremantle PCYC.


Ngalla Maya is a not-for-profit organisation taking a holistic approach to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. First Nations people make up 3% of the Australian population but represent 43% of the prison population in Western Australia.

Ngalla Maya addresses core social problems that lead to disparity and works to inspire and commit former inmates to training and education opportunities that lead to employment. They support each candidate in their journey into training, employment, ongoing mentoring and support; all of this occurs while also supporting the family unit. Ngalla Maya also works with First Nations Homelessness Project supporting First Nations families who are at risk of eviction from their homes.

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2016 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists

In 2016 we asked, how do we create a culture of connection? We invited submissions for creative projects that enrich our community and public spaces with joy and inspiration. We encouraged initiatives that have a strong collaboration to achieve this outcome. While creativity was a key theme this year, we were open to submissions from any area of social impact. Here was our final four:

Fremantle Men’s Community Shed

Fremantle Men’s Community Shed is a non-profit organisation that evolved from an idea that men in the Fremantle area could benefit from having a “tooled up” shared shed facility to work on personal or community projects. The Shed will implement a 32×5 week specifically designed Shed based workshops over a 24-month period, focusing on working with wood and mental and social interaction. Partnerships will be drawn up with four target groups consisting of vulnerable youth, refugee men and women and persons living with mental illness. This project aims to create a non-judgemental positive environment that optimises interaction while building competence and confidence and moving towards re-engagement back into the community through collegiate support and achievement.

Lifting Horizons – Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project

Lifting Horizons is a harm prevention charity that creates, runs and sources social inclusion and engagement projects to protect youth at risk from harm and support their positive choices to break the cycle of disadvantage. The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project aims to engage at-risk or disengaged young people and offer safe and constructive activities and pathways on Saturday nights, where anti-social behaviour is at its peak, over the course of 48 weeks in 2017 to 2018. With food and transport provided, Night Hoops includes basketball, life skills workshops and engagement with cultural mentors and local volunteers. With the added opportunity for five participants to compete in a tournament and take part in a cultural exchange in Singapore.

MOMO – Creating Connections/Talking Objects 

The Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO) Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides informal and lively interpretation of the Western Australia history through object driven workshops, exhibition and collaborative projects with a mobile museum that brings history and archaeology to life in schools and communities. The Creating Connections/Talking Objects project aims to engage and celebrate the history and contribution of the aged care communities of Fremantle, connecting them together with each other, the youth and their community environment. It is made up of “Creating connections through objects” which is an object-driven interactive workshop that connects the elderly and participating local school children through social history workshop and “My object, my story” which tells history stories through videos in unusual public spaces in Fremantle. It gives the silent elderly generation a voice and connects the young and old together to create a culture of respect.

Perth Symphony Orchestra – “Big Play Big Sing” 

Perth Symphony Orchestra aims to bring about a music revolution in Western Australia and getting the widest possible involved by bringing world-class music to communities. The “Big Play Big Sing” project provides an opportunity for community members who have once learned an instrument or sung to do it again. Workshops and sectional rehearsals will be conducted with principal musicians with simple versions of the score for participants. This will lead to a mass orchestra and mass choir flash mob performance in Fremantle. “Big Play Big Song” will bring people together through music and performance.

2016 Impact100 Fremantle Winner

The Impact100 Fremantle donor community and supporters filled the Packenham Street Arts Space on 8 November 2016 to decide which of the four finalists for 2016 would walk away with a game-changing $100,000 grant!

Congratulations to Paul Malone and Griffin Longley of the Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project – their perseverance and hard work paid off and our donors were thoroughly impressed by their application and pitch.

Lifting Horizons is a harm prevention charity that creates, runs and sources social inclusion and engagement projects to protect youth at risk from harm and support their positive choices to break the cycle of disadvantage.


2015 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists

In 2015 the focus for Impact100 Fremantle was Building Community Spirit. We invited initiatives that connect disadvantaged people back into the Fremantle community.
We looked for projects that would:
  • break down barriers to opportunity and participation for disadvantaged people
  • have strong elements of collaboration (e.g. partnering with another organisation to create an outcome that neither organisation could achieve on its own)
  • activate or utilise public space making activities visible for the broader community


The Befriend Social Network is an existing Perth-based network of social inclusion that creates opportunities for individuals to form new connections, whilst simultaneously influencing a broader cultural change around the inclusion of all individuals as valued, participating members of the community. The network empowers people at risk of social exclusion, including people with a disability, people with mental illness, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to enhance their social and community participation through regular, localised small-scale social activities.

The events of the network enable marginalised, socially excluded individuals to participate in everyday community activities, meet new people and form genuine connections through sharing meaningful social experiences with others.


The concept for the Freo-Connect Sport and Recreation Program has been developed by Inclusion WA to address community concern surrounding high rates of crime; disengagement of local youth; and increasing rates of substance abuse; anti-social behaviour and truancy.   The program aims to improve the ability of local groups to cater for community members who are having difficulties across various parts of their lives. Inclusion WA train and mentor sporting clubs, recreational groups and individuals to assist the engagement or re-engagement of those who are currently isolated. The program aims to be inclusive – to connect people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with existing local groups – by closing the physical and social distances separating people and with this it aims to bring everyone together and promote a friendly, welcoming Fremantle community.

Lifting Horizons (Night Hoops)

The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project aims to engage at-risk, or disengaged young people, aged 12-18, and offer them safe and constructive activities on a Saturday night. The project will run over 48 weeks. There is an additional opportunity for at least five young people from the program to compete in an international tournament in Singapore and to take part in a cultural exchange at United World College.

The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project involves the very tangible success of keeping young people off the street and out of trouble, along with the more intangible successes of positively impacting their lives and helping to build cohesion in the Fremantle community.

Growing Change

Fremantle Social Farm is an initiative of Growing Change Australia Ltd. It is a micro-farming venture that utilises unused land, connects with vulnerable individuals and fosters group therapeutic care through horticultural programming. The grant will allow Growing Change to provide 100 horticultural scholarships for 100 vulnerable people in Fremantle over a two-year period.

After the 12 week introduction, graduates have the opportunity to lease farmland and maintain a private or shared plot, and continue harvesting produce which Growing Change sells to existing customer networks. The revenue from produce sales is shared amongst the participants, allowing them to receive a modest income as well as reinvest in further developments on their micro-farm business. The project will deliver a sustainable community-based model to recovery, facilitate a coordinated approach to achieving social impact, and provide person-centered support for long-term solutions to mental illness, homelessness and social isolation in Fremantle.

2015 Impact100 Fremantle Winner

Homegrown talent Growing Change was awarded $100,000 to establish the exciting Fremantle Social Farm through the Fremantle Foundation’s Impact100 Fremantle giving circle.

2015 was a record $130,000 was raised allowing the three other finalists, Befriend, InclusionWA and Lifting Horizons (Night Hoops), to walk away with $10,000.

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Thank you to our 2015 Committee Members who included:

  • David McDonald (Chair)
  • Cass Beeson
  • Jane Cowling
  • Connie Handcock
  • Santo Merenda
  • Liesbeth Goedhart
  • Andrew Mostyn
  • Gabe Mostyn
  • Mayor Brad Pettitt
  • Dylan Smith
  • Keryth Cattalini
  • Ros de Souza
  • Stefanie Dobro
  • Yvonne Townes

2014 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists

In 2014 Impact100 Fremantle donors collectively raise $115,000 for four inspiring finalists.


DADAA will provide high-level art programs for women and children experiencing mental health and homelessness in the Fremantle area. The project will engage participants at iconic Fremantle locations, build valuable skills and empower personal growth through artistic expression.

South Lake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood Centre – Noongar Rangers 

Noongar Rangers is an educational and life-skills program, providing strong beginnings and cultural pride for Noongar children, aged 6-12 years. Noogar Ranges programs have previously led to significant increase in school attendance.The successful program has clear preventative strategies and supports alleviation of social isolation for children and their families.

St. Patricks Community Support Centre (St. Pats) – The Fremantle Community Hub 

The Fremantle Community Hub will be a groundbreaking project that will support the most vulnerable in our community, particularly those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by bringing services together, in the one place, for the first time. This will ensure service users are able to readily gain access to what they need to support them on their journey to independence and quality of life.

FORM – 100 Hampton Road  

The 100 Hampton Road project aims to build personal and community wellbeing through cooking classes and communal eating onsite at the local lodging house by installing a commercial kitchen. 100 Hampton Road provides supported accommodation to some of the most underprivileged people in our community. Many residents have mental health issues, substance abuse problems and are living isolated lives with limited social connections.

2014 Impact100 Fremantle Winner

Congratulations to FORM – 100 Hampton Road their perseverance and hard work paid off and our donors were thoroughly impressed.

Impact100 has made an incredible impact to all our finalists and previous winners and is a great way to get involved in giving and together make a significant impact in your local community.

Donations Now Open For Impact100 Fremantle 2018

Thank you for all those who came to the Impact100 Fremantle 2017 Awards Night on 2nd November 2017.

We’d like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, without whom the Impact100 Fremantle 2017 Awards Night could not have happened.

The night was a great success, and included an update from our 2016 Impact100 Winner; Night Hoops, delicious catering from Clancy’s Fish Pub, runner-up grant announcements and finally our Major Grant Prize Winner for our four inspirational finalists:

– MyKy – creating a tourist cultural trail along the Swan River celebrating local Aboriginal culture

– Caralee Community School – a supported playgroup to inspire family learning

– Fremantle PCYC – the Safe Space program to support disadvantaged young people

– Ngalla Maya – providing training, employment, advocacy and mentoring to ex-offenders

We’ll be announcing the Impact100 2017 winner shortly!

For now, we invite you to donate to Impact100 2018! You can donate by clicking here.

Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contributes $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high-impact grants to local charities and projects.

In 2017, to recognise the 1967 referendum we asked for ideas that support Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Fremantle.

Through collective giving our group has distributed over $475,000 to important community organisations in the greater Fremantle area.

Click here to participate in Impact100 2018.