$100,000 for FORM to cook up maximum impact

Entrepreneurial arts organisation FORM are set to receive $100,000 from Impact100 Fremantle after it’s innovative work at 100 Hampton Rd Fremantle was voted the most deserving among four outstanding finalists at the Impact100 Fremantle Grant Awards last Thursday.

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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.

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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.”