Grant Story: Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Employment Access

Nearly one year on from the Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night and major grant recipient Ngalla Maya are going from strength to strength. 
Founder and CEO of Ngalla Maya, Mervyn Eades, discusses the impact their organisation is having on the lives of young men and women in Fremantle and WA –
“Ngalla Maya creating Hope within our community giving our people real purpose by helping our people break out of their impoverished upbringing but it’s not just about giving them access to Training & Employment ; it’s about empowering them with a sense of self-belief within themselves by giving them access to programs and mentors and Employment opportunities equip them with the right tools it’s also giving them that stability within a earned income and suddenly they are no longer disconnected and they feel like they’re a part of the bigger picture in society and they regain that sense of belonging and worthiness empowerment of ones self as our people are all so capable and all have such high talent all they need is to be given the options and opportunities and support to reach their goals and dreams”.

Ngalla Maya has had great success with their program thanks to support of the Impact100 Fremantle grant.

Ngalla Maya have placed 56 indigenous candidates in full time employment and trained 80 indigenous candidates in Certificate 3 Construction and 43 indigenous candidates in Certificate 2 and 3 in Retail, Hospitality and Commercial cleaning.

They provide support and mentoring to all our candidates throughout the training and job placement. 

Additionally through the First Nations Homelessness Project (FNHP), Ngalla Maya have vastly improved property standards and healthy living standards for 7 families facing eviction in the Fremantle area. Between now and December FNHP be closing 7 more cases in the Fremantle area.

Four months prior to this photograph being taken this young Nyoongar man was in Maximum Security at Casuarina Prison. 
Today he is working on a remote community housing project in remote WA earning a living without the life of crime as a need to provide for himself and his children. He has been employed as an electrical trade assistant doing a 3/1 roster.
This is just one of the many success stories Ngalla Maya have to share as they work to break the cycle of recidivism and the over-incarceration of First Nation people.
Make sure you join us at this year’s Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night to hear about the inspiring work of the 2018 Finalists.

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INVITE: Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night

We’re pleased to invite you to the Impact100 Fremantle Voting & Awards Night on Thursday, 1st November.

Come along and hear presentations from our 4 amazing finalists pitch for a game changing grant of $100,000.

We warmly encourage you to bring along your friends, family and colleagues to the Fremantle Old Boys School to be part of this special community event.


6.00PM, Thursday 1st November


Old Boys School

92 Adelaide St. Fremantle

(Entry via the courtyard off Cantonment St)


  • Inspirational presentations from our 4x finalists to learn how their projects foster belonging in Fremantle 
  • An update from Ngalla Maya  – our 20187 Impact100 Fremantle winner
  • Delicious catering from Little Sister Delicatessen 
  • Complimentary drink on arrival and cash bar available
  • 2018 Impact100 Fremantle donors will have the chance to vote to help decide the winning grant recipient
  • Finally, the Major Grant and Runner-Up Grants will be announced for 2018


Adults – $35.00 

Under 18 – Free

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

This has made an incredible impact for our previous five winners: Ngalla Maya, Night Hoops, Growing Change, FORM/100 Hampton Rd Kitchen and Dismantle.

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 Finalists

We are pleased to present our finalists for 2018.

One of the following organisations will receive a game changing grant of $100,000 at the Voting and Awards Night on Thursday 1st November:

  • Black Swan Health, Freo Street Doctor Plus – integrate an experienced Mental Health professional at Freo Street Doctor clinics in the Fremantle area 

  • Fremantle Men’s Community Shed – hands on, skills based workshops for persons living with disadvantage

  • Fremantle PCYC, Breakfast Club – support at-risk youth, improve their health and nutrition and set them up that day to engage in learning at school

  • ICEA Foundation – comprehensive community yarn program for Fremantle schools, businesses and community members

To learn more about our four finalists and their inspiring projects, head to our website.

Above: 2018 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists Fremantle PCYC, ICEA Foundation, Fremantle Men’s Community Shed & Black Swan Health

We need your help to reach our target

We are still looking for donors to help us reach our target.

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to get involved in giving and together make a significant impact in your local community.

It is not too late to join the Impact100 Fremantle community as a donor in 2018!

Donate now and help decide which organisation will receive a game changing $100,000 grant at the Awards Night.

We will continue taking donations right up until the Thursday 1st of November. Encourage your friends and family to become donors too!


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Donor Story: Brothers in Philanthropy

Fremantle Dockers Bradley and Stephen Hill share a lot as brothers. They are team mates on the field, business partners off the field and now they are stepping in to the world of philanthropy together. We are excited to announce Bradley and Stephen have set up the a KX Fremantle Fund with the Fremantle Foundation to coincide with the launch of their new business venture KX Pilates Fremantle. 
We look forward to helping Bradley and Stephen and the KX Fremantle Fund with their focus to support women and girls in the community. 
The launch of KX Pilates Fremantle on Saturday 15th of September will be a fundraising event for the KX Fremantle Fund. To learn more about the KX Fremantle Fund or KX Pilates Fremantle’s Opening Offer visit their website.

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Grant Story: Beyond the Game

Fremantle Dockers players doubled-down on their commitment to support young people in the Fremantle community last month with the launch of their Beyond the Game project at Fremantle PCYC.

Fremantle players will donate their personal time to helping out with the Night Hoops youth engagement program and the Fremantle PCYC Safe Space program.

To launch the initiative Fremantle players spent the afternoon playing basketball, taking part in team-building exercises, a sumo-suit activity and even cooking sausages for around 60 local kids aged 10-18.

The project follows the players creating their own charitable fund with the Fremantle Foundation, Fremantle Players’ Community Giving this year and granting $5,000 to both Night Hoops and Fremantle PCYC Safe Space.

Nat Fyfe spent time chatting to his biggest fans between shooting hoops, while Aaron Sandilands and Hayden Ballantyne dutifully manned the snags. Between the players and the kids it was hard to tell who was enjoying themselves the most. 

Fremantle player Tommy Sheridan said Fremantle Players’ Community Giving was all about finding ways to leverage community benefit out of the unique opportunity professional athletes have to reach young people. “We are in a really lucky position to be able to do what we love as a profession,” Sheridan said. “And we want to use that platform to share the message that even luck comes on the back of a lot of hard work and sacrifice, and help young people be the very best version of themselves that they can be.”

Night Hoops board member Griffin Longley said the initiative of the Fremantle players was an inspiring example of communities working together to support and mentor young people in need.

“Creating an inclusive and connected community is everyone’s business, and I think we can all take a lead from what these young football players are doing.”

Fremantle PCYC Centre Manager Julie Gorman said the organisation was proud to be hosting the project launch. “Projects like this show, yet again, how important youth engagement opportunities are to building stronger, more connected communities.

“Whether a youth is at risk or simply wanting to develop leadership and their potential, PCYC’s inclusive approach is resulting in tangible outcomes for the wider Fremantle community.”

Click Here to listen to Tommy Sheridan talk to Simon Beaumont on 6PR Afternoons about the launch of Beyond the Game.


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Impact100 Fremantle Final 4

We are pleased to announce the Final 4 organisations for Impact100 Fremantle 2018.

We would like to thank all of the 8 shortlisted organisations for welcoming Impact100 Fremantle donors into their workplaces and sharing stories and experiences of their work in the Fremantle community.

Asking the question, ‘How do we create a community with a greater sense of belonging?’, it was a challenging decision for our donors to narrow down the shortlist of 8 organisations to a Final 4.

Black Swan Health – Freo Street Doctor Plus

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 most commonly present with mental health conditions, however struggle to access additional mental health services due to barriers such as cost, cultural appropriateness and accessibility.

The proposed project will improve the mental health outcomes for our homeless and marginalised clients by integrating an experienced Mental Health professional at Freo Street Doctor clinics in the Fremantle area. The Mental Health Professional will offer brief mental health interventions and support each client to engage in ongoing treatment as required.

Fremantle Community Men’s Shed – A Place to Build, Connect and Belong Workshops

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

Fremantle Men’s Community Shed’s “The Shed – A Place to Build, Connect and Belong” Impact100 Project will provide opportunities for persons living with disadvantage, disconnect or isolation to participate in the Shed at every level.

The Impact100 Project will run over a 24-month period and consist of 32 hands-on workshop modules. Each module will run over a 5-week period, consisting of a three-hour weekly workshop.

The workshops, with a focus on wood & metal, are structured to optimise success in tool use, skills for independent living and social connection for disadvantaged men, women and children.

Fremantle PCYC – Breakfast Club

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.

Breakfast Club will provide breakfast for up to 30 children aged 5 to 12 years every Monday and Wednesday morning during school terms in 2019 and 2020. Children will arrive by 7.30 and have a healthy breakfast following exercise or targeted activities, and then be walked to school.

Overall, the program aims to improve the food security and nutrition of children living in disadvantage and providing them an equal opportunity to excel academically, emotionally and socially.

ICEA Foundation – Yarn Program

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

TYarn program is a series of workshops in schools discussing racism, reconciliation, and prejudice. It involves taking two young people who are passionate about reconciliation, equipping them with the skills and techniques they need to facilitate productive and open conversation, and putting them in the same room as other

The aim of this project is to run workshops with Fremantle schools, community members, and businesses exploring the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

The project presents an opportunity to streamline four of ICEA’s programs into one geographical location in order to access and engage a range of key groups in a productive conversation about reconciliation.

Save the Date: Voting and Awards Night

Put Thursday 1st November in your diary – the Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night is your opportunity as an Impact100 Fremantle donor to listen to the Final 4 pitches and vote for the organisation you want to win the game changing $100,000 grant.

Tickets will be available from Monday 1st October.

Donate Now

If you haven’t already completed your donation to Impact100 Fremantle, Donate Now to ensure you have your say in which of the Final 4 organisations will go onto the win the $100,000 grant.

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Trailblazer coming to Perth – Genevieve Timmons

Contemporary Giving through Community Foundations

It’s with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for a special event in Perth to hear from Genevieve Timmons, one of the most beloved figures in Australian philanthropy. 

Hear from Genevieve’s extensive experience on how philanthropists are matching their motivations with cost effective and focused funding programs by engaging with community foundations as part of the savvy and contemporary world of giving.

Group bookings

This free evening event is perfect for everyone – from Named Fund donors to Professional Advisers and people interested in learning more about philanthropy.

Individual and group bookings of 8x people are available.

Fremantle Foundation and Australian Communities Foundation

Fremantle Foundation is proud to partner with Australian Communities Foundation to bring you this unique opportunity, generously hosted by Bankwest. 

Please see all the details below and follow this link to RSVP.

Workshop: A deeper dive into contemporary giving

While in town, Genevieve will also be facilitating a special 2 hour deeper dive into contemporary giving through community foundations. 

Join donors of the Fremantle Foundation for this in-depth session and take the next step with your philanthropy. 

2 HOUR Workshop: Contemporary Giving through Community Foundations
9.30am – 11.30AM
Wednesday 19 September
Old Boys School, 92 Adelaide St. Fremantle
This workshop is delivered in partnership with Australian Communities Foundation.

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Grant Story – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: Access & Inclusion Program

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre with the kind support of JM Wright Memorial Fund (held by the Fremantle Foundation) will be offering special Auslan interpreted performances for their theatre performances of The Farmer’s Daughter and The Night Zoo. 

Having an Auslan interpreter service offered at Spare Parts’ will provide equal access to arts and entertainment for people who are Deaf and their friends and families. An interpreter (specialised in signing for theatre) prepare by using a script and also attend a show, then perform live side-of-stage.

Participants’ active engagement in the arts and cultural activities fosters social connectedness and promotes social inclusion. It also contributes to the community’s wellbeing by connecting people with others and in doing so, enhances quality of life of the participants, their families and the community at large.


Tickets are available to the upcoming Auslan interpreted performances of The Night Zoo.

Saturday 29 September 2018               Wednesday 3 October 2018

10:00AM – 11:00AM                               10:00AM – 11:00AM


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The Sunset Fund are having a Ball

Did you miss out on the Freo Ball or are you still reminiscing about what a great night it was and looking for the next big event to attend?!

Makenzie Hewitt started raising money for the Cancer Council when she was just 9 years old. Now at 16 she has become the youngest Named Fund Holder at The Fremantle Foundation.

Makenzie made news in 2016 for being the Sunrise Suburban Superstar after being nominated by her neighbours for her fundraising efforts via her event “See the Sunrise for Sick One’s”, an annual sausage sizzle held at the North Fremantle Bowling Club. Since it’s inception in 2011 Mackenzie has raised over $15,000 for cancer research.

Makenzie contacted the Fremantle Foundation 12 months ago to understand how she might be able to simplify her philanthropy. Dylan Smith, Executive Officer of the Fremantle Foundation said “It’s great to be able to support someone so young with such a generous spirit. Starting your own named fund is a great way to get involved in philanthropy and make an ongoing difference. We believe philanthropy is for everyone so have made setting up a charitable fund as simple and rewarding as possible.”


The Sunset Fund are hosting a ‘Casino Royale’ themed Charity Ball with all funds raised supporting the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

15th September 2018

Crown Hotel Perth

Click Here to Book Tickets to the Sunset Fund Charity Ball

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Thank you so much to everyone who came to the #FreoBall18. It was amazing to have your support, together we certainly did a great job of celebrating community spirit. 

Funds raised from the Fremantle Ball and online charity auction will help us grow a culture of giving in Fremantle, Perth and WA in order to address the big social challenges we all must face. 

We are better together.  



Our photographers Simona Sergi and Pia Barrera have been working tirelessly over the weekend to ensure we could share the photographs from Friday night with you ASAP.

Head over to our Facebook Page to check out all the images from the night, and remember to tag your friends and use the hashtag #FreoBall18.     

High Resolution versions of all images are available here for you to download and use, remember to tag us and use the hashtag #FreoBall18.



We’d like to acknowledge our incredible sponsors, without whom the Fremantle Ball would not happen:

Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors





Food and Beverage Sponsors 

Our guests dined and drank to their hearts’ content thanks to our wonderful food and beverage sponsors.

Auction Donors

We would also like to warmly thank all of the generous businesses and individuals who donated Silent and Live Auction items.

Adventure World Leeuwin Ocean Adventure
Alex Hotel LiquidBred
Artitja Fine Art Little Creatures
Avada Crossfit Fremantle Luce Del Sol
Backlot Perth Marika Brock Art
Bannister St Beauty Medivive East Fremantle
Ben Elton Merenda Fine Art
Best Wishes Millenium Kapital Investments
Black Truffle Mocojambe Authentic Jamaican Sauces
Blue Cow Cheese Company Mode & Affaire
Bodhi J Massage Mokoh Design
Brad Pettitt Movement Hub Fremantle
Bread in Common Muzz Buzz
Captain Cook Cruises Old Bridge Cellars
Chalky’s Espresso Bar Onesie & Co
Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle Otherside Brewing Co.
Corner Store Periodic Furniture
Corrynne’s Natural Soaps Piggy Food Co
Cullen Wines Quest Apartments Fremantle
David Doyle and Jeff McDonald Raw Edge Furniture
Discovery Parks Ron Mack Machinery
Djurra Day Spa Roogenic
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges Ross Potter
Fitness Results Alfred Cove Silas St. Physio
Float Fremantle Silent Groove
Fremantle Bowling Club Sol Yoga Studio
Fremantle Football Club Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Fremantle Men’s Shed Strange Company
Fremantle Opals Sun & Flower Studios
Fremantle Players’ Community Giving TAMS Group
Fremantle Press The Black Truffle
Fremantle Tennis Club The Green Emporium
Fremantle Workers Club The Honeycake
George & Ivy The National Hotel
Globetrotter The Skin Clinic Fremantle
Habitué Restaurant Twenty-two Folds
Ian de Souza Ultimo Catering and Events
Injidup Spa Retreat Varsity Bar
Jenni Anne Sugar Craft Wild Silk
Kai Eardley Fund Witzend Recording Studios
K2 Dance  


And last but certainly not least we would like to extend our thanks to the following contributors to the Fremanlte Ball:

Event Managers – Known Associates Events
Master of Ceremonies – Tim Gossage
Welcome to Country – Richard Walley
Keynote Speaker – Mervyn Eades, Founder and CEO of Ngalla Maya: Aboriginal Employment Access (Winners of 2017 Impact100 Fremantle)
Event StylistMichelle Mok Creates
Dance FloorPerth Dance Floors
Dance Floor DecalHartley Design
Lounge Furniture HireMaisey Collections
AV Image Contributors Roel Loopers (Freo’s View blog) & Sailor Jay
EntertainmentDarren Reid & the Soul City Groove
Musicians – Bec Voysey, Mitchell Martin, Stacey Ann and Lio Music
PhotographySimona’s Photography and Pia Barrera
Videography – Troy Wyatt



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