Australia Day recognition for the Fremantle Foundation
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.