Congratulations to our Founder and Executive Officer Dylan Smith for becoming the Chair of Australian Community Philanthropy at the Community Foundations’ Forum 2015 (#cfforum15).
Australian Community Philanthropy is a not-for-profit membership organisation that nurtures, supports and grows community foundations, like the Fremantle Foundation, across Australia.
Last month, the Fremantle Foundation hosted the National Community Foundations’ Forum 2015 (#cfforum15).
More than 80 participants and 35 speakers came together to network, learn from each other, exchange ideas and think strategically and collectively about the future of community philanthropy.
Thank you to all who were involved in this inspiring forum, and it was a pleasure showing you around our beautiful hometown, the City of Fremantle! We were proud to introduce you to our Impact100 Fremantle 2014 grant winners, 100 Hampton Road, and loved being entertained by Sliders from CircusWA.
We were thrilled to be awarded a commendation award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Fremantle Business Awards in June.
Our Executive Officer Dylan Smith was also the winner of the Fremantle Business Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement.
Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners of the night. Click HERE to view the full list.
100 Hampton Road’s kitchen renovation is complete thanks to generosity of the Impact100 Fremantle 2014 donors. Residents now have access to an industry-standard facility.
FORM launched a crowd funding campaign on Monday to raise an additional $20,000 to fund equipment for the Hampton Road kitchen so they can train, mentor and cook with vulnerable social housing residents at 100 Hampton Road in Fremantle, Western Australia.
We are pleased to announce that FORM reached their $20,000 target in a record 3 days! The campaign ‘Pitch in for a Kitchen’ will continue to run until 3 September 2015 so you can still contribute. Everything raised above the target will be invested into the essential and much-needed training program; delivering cooking classes and shared meals for residents and facilitating skill development which will provide 100 Hampton Road’s people with skills to help them find employment in the hospitality and food industry.
FORM will also be able to purchase the next level of equipment such as dough mixers and dehydrators so that resident Kym, who is a baker and a chai fanatic, will be able to create his Hampton Road sourdough using local living cultures and a locally made chai tea.
Click HERE to support 100 Hampton Road’s Pitch in for a Kitchen.
Today we bring you a lovely update from our Circulate Programme at PCYC.
Every Tuesday 15 kids train with Circus WA
at PCYC. Circus WA have been able to bring on a second trainer, Aiden Bayliss, to work with the kids. Two unicylcles have been repaired and one of the students is so into it, his parents are buying him a unicycle for his birthday.
The three students in the scholarship programme, Lily, Chris and Moana, are staying on and two new students, Camilla and Tiger, will be introduced to Circus WA this term.
The group were given 36 FREE tickets to Cirque de Soleil
show Totem for Thursday 30th July 2015. And some of the Cirque de Soleil performers will come to the PCYC and deliver a free workshop to the students!
As Lee Burns, the Trainer Liason Officer for Circus WA, said “All this couldn’t have happened if we didn’t have the ongoing funds to keep turning up every week, so thanks again to your fundraising efforts, we really appreciate it!”. The Circulate Programme is made possible by the Merenda Fund
and Yogi Vibes. Their support makes these incredible opportunities possible.
Thank you for an amazing Fremantle Ball on Friday night.
Together you raised over $55,000 for the Fremantle Foundation Fund For Children and Young People.
And your ticket purchases contributed a further $20,000 to the Fremantle Foundation’s capacity and ongoing impact.
A wonderful night and and a great result.
To check out all the photos from the night visit our Facebook page.