Guests from the professional advisers industry learnt more about the Fremantle Foundation and were treated to great food and wine from Lamont’s Wine Store in Cottesloe. Janet spoke passionately about her involvement in philanthropy and told some great stories from her incredible life.
The growing contribution of the Fremantle Foundation was recognised yesterday at the Australia Day awards presented at the Esplanade Reserve by the City of Fremantle.
The Fremantle based organisation received the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award in the “Community Group or Event” category for the popular Impact100 Fremantle campaign.
The Fremantle Foundation draws attention and support to important local issues such as homelessness and mental wellbeing. By inspiring locals to donate to issues close to home the Fremantle Foundation is helping to build a growing culture of philanthropy.
Raising $230,000 for local community organisations in the past two years, Impact100 Fremantle invites donors to get together to give back. With contributions of $1000 each donors become part of the decision-making process and ultimately vote to decide the winning recipient of $100,000.
Last years major grant for mental wellbeing and homelessness went to FORM for their project at 100 Hampton Rd a lodging house for 192 residents.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt paid tribute to the success of Impact100 Fremantle.
“Impact100 Fremantle gives people the chance to play a personal role in making a difference in Fremantle. With a donation people are able to join a group of people intent on making Fremantle an even better place.”
In a ceremony that welcomed 88 of Australia’s newest residents, local woman Jamie Van Egmond was awarded the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award in the “Outstanding Individual” category for her volunteer work supporting sustainable living in Fremantle.
In an out-pouring of community spirit and generosity over 100 people attended the event to celebrate the collective giving groups impressive total of $115,000 in donations.
South Lake Ottey Centre, DADAA and St. Patrick’s Community Centre each received $5,000 as a Finalist. After an anonymous donor stepped forward a further $5,000 was awarded to South Lake Ottey Centre to support their outstanding Noongar Rangers project.
With the support of Impact100 Fremantle FORM will install a commercial grade kitchen and run weekly cooking classes at 100 Hampton Rd to inspire and engage 192 residents of the lodging house. FORM General Manager Rebecca Eggleston is delighted:
“It’s an honour to be able to take this initiative forward together with the Fremantle and Impact 100 community who have embraced and supported this effort to reshape the opportunities for residents of 100 Hampton Road and along with it, are growing the strength of Fremantle’s community. We welcome the community’s interest and invite you to get in touch if you would like to be involved.”
This year 106 separate businesses, individuals or families each donated a minimum of $1,000 to Impact100 Fremantle to create a “game changing” grant for one local organisation addressing Mental Wellbeing and Homelessness.
Fremantle Foundation Executive Officer Dylan Smith said the success of Impact100 Fremantle lies in its simply approach to giving back:
“If we enjoy the great benefits of the beautiful Fremantle area, we should also shoulder some of the responsibilities.
As a donor of Impact100 Fremantle you know exactly where your donation is going, you can be involved as much as you like in the granting process, then you get to attend a great event and vote to decide the winning organisation. We’ve been overwhelmed with the response.”
“FORM’s 100 Hampton Rd project is very exciting. It’s a great project for the whole community to get behind.”
After a series of fantastic discussions 5 of these worthy proposals were successfully shortlisted. See below a brief summary of the impressive local organisations that have been invited to make a full submission.
Site Visits – an inspiring opportunity
Now that we have our 5 shortlisted applications we will soon invite donors to visit each of the organisations.For many people the site visits were the highlight of Impact100 Fremantle last year.
The site visits are a chance for us to step outside our normal world and get a close look at 5 local organisations and the inspiring work they do.
Being part of Impact100 Fremantle is a rare opportunity to get a first hand look at the issues and challenges facing our local community.
To find out how to join Impact100 Fremantle contact Dylan Smith on 0410 202 610 or find our more here.
Impact100 Fremantle Shortlisted Applications – 2014
DADAA will partner senior Fremantle artists with clients of local hostels, care facilities and emergency accommodation to explore creative solutions for providing shelter for homeless people. The project will engage participants at iconic Fremantle locations, build valuable skills and empower people who are homeless to create their own solutions for shelter and provide links to vital future support. www.dadaa.org.au
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 supportive 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. form.org.au
Fremantle Mulitcultural Centre (FMC) – Our David Park
FMC is a highly respected Fremantle organisation woking in the identified ‘hot spot’ of David Park in Beaconsfield. Our Davis Park seeks to address systemic, long term disadvantage by bringing together a number of organisations and delivering important community building activities at this specific location. Our Davis Park is supported by the South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum (Partnership Forum), a group of organisations working collectively together in the community. http://www.fmcwa.com.au
South Lake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood Centre – Noongar Ranges
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. www.facebook.com/OtteyCentre
St. Patricks Community Support Centre (St. Pats) – The Fremantle Community Hub
The Fremantle Community Hub will be a ground breaking 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. This project is supported by the Partnership Forum. www.stpats.com.au
Impact100 Fremantle grant awarded
Up and coming local organisation dismantle are set to receive $100,000 from Impact100 Fremantle after it’s Accelerate program was voted the most deserving among four outstanding finalists at the inaugural Impact100 Fremantle Grant Awards Dinner held recently.
In an out-pouring of community spirit and generosity nearly 100 people attended the event to celebrate the collective giving groups impressive total of $115,000 in donations. WA Circus School, SMYL and Fremantle PCYC each received $5,000 as Runners Up.
With the support of Impact100 Fremantle dismantle will ramp up their Bike Rescue Program by offering an additional 100 scholarships for disadvantaged young people in the Fremantle region to take part in a Bike Rescue Project Program.
“This means so so much more to Dismantle than funding. This is validation for our small organisation, we have the support of 100 passionate Fremantle donors and are excited to go out and expand our program to 100 young people in the area’ said Lachy Ritchie, CEO of Dismantle
‘Our youth are an asset. I cant thank the Impact 100 donors enough for investing in our youth’ Said Pat Ryan Dismantles General Manager and Bike Rescue Project manager.
Thank you to all donors for your generous contributions.
Collective Focus is a youth photography program for young women in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Collective Focus works to to encourage young women to develop a personal voice with photography and visual storytelling.
Collective Focus is a workshop program that uses photography and visual storytelling to build lines of communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young women.
The aim is to use photography to encourage young women of different social and cultural backgrounds to share their stories and develop leadership amongst their peers. We teach basic digital photography and provide participants with cameras to develop a project during the program which is shown to the community in a group exhibition.